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taskmistress

[ task-mis-tris, tahsk- ]
/ ˈtæskˌmɪs trɪs, ˈtɑsk- /
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noun

a woman whose function it is to assign tasks, especially burdensome ones, to others.
a woman who supervises others' work rigorously.

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Origin of taskmistress

First recorded in 1595–1605; task + mistress
See -ess.
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