- a woman whose function it is to assign tasks, especially burdensome ones, to others.
- a woman who supervises others' work rigorously.
Origin of taskmistress
Related Words for taskmistresswheel, foreman, administrator, honcho, superintendent, exec, executive, manager, employer, director, forewoman, chief, overseer, owner, supervisor, chieftain, taskmaster, head, leader, foreperson
Examples from the Web for taskmistress
Historical Examples of taskmistress
Then our taskmistress appeared just as the floor was finished; she had forgotten the store room, it was locked up and not cleaned.
So we worked steadily, my friend's fate being worse, as she worked under the taskmistress's eye.
For one blessed three-quarters of an hour before I finished the taskmistress was away.