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  1. a teacher in a school, especially in one below the college level.
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Origin of schoolteacher

First recorded in 1840–50; school1 + teacher
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Related Words for schoolteacher

lecturer, supervisor, scholar, assistant, professor, tutor, coach, educator, instructor, schoolteacher, educationist, trainer, adviser, preceptor, pundit, mentor, pedagogue, teach, disciplinarian, guide

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Historical Examples of schoolteacher

  • When the schoolteacher's turn shall come, then let tyranny and bigotry beware.

    Aztec Land

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • We thought you was only a schoolteacher, wrapped up in rhymes and birds!

  • It was something for a schoolteacher, counted a mild and childlike man.

  • He married again—a schoolteacher, and it wasn't a year, quite, after—the earthquake.

  • Bitterly she denied unto herself that she was really a schoolteacher.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

British Dictionary definitions for schoolteacher


  1. a person who teaches in a school
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Derived Formsschoolteaching, noun
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