[ skool-tee-cher-ish ]

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

Origin of schoolteacherish

First recorded in 1925–30; schoolteacher + -ish1

Words Nearby schoolteacherish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use schoolteacherish in a sentence

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

    Etiquette | Emily Post