schoolmistress

[ skool-mis-tris ]
/ ˈskulˌmɪs trɪs /

noun

a woman who presides over or teaches in a school.

Origin of schoolmistress

First recorded in 1490–1500; school1 + mistress

usage note for schoolmistress

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for schoolmistress

schoolmistress
/ (ˈskuːlˌmɪstrɪs) /

noun

a woman who teaches in or runs a school

Derived forms of schoolmistress

schoolmistressy, adjective
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