teacher

[ tee-cher ]
/ ˈti tʃər /

noun

a person who teaches or instructs, especially as a profession; instructor.

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Origin of teacher

First recorded in 1250–1300, teacher is from the Middle English word techer.See teach, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for teacher

teacher
/ (ˈtiːtʃə) /

noun

a person whose occupation is teaching others, esp children
a personified concept that teachesnature is a good teacher

Derived forms of teacher

teacherless, adjective
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