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schoolteacherish

[ skool-tee-cher-ish ]
/ ˈskulˌti tʃər ɪʃ /
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adjective Disparaging.

showing characteristics thought to be typical of a schoolteacher, as strictness and primness.

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Origin of schoolteacherish

First recorded in 1925–30; schoolteacher + -ish1
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How to use schoolteacherish in a sentence

  • But it must be said that the very word has a repellent schoolteacherish sound.

    Etiquette|Emily Post
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