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teacher

[ tee-cher ]
/ ˈti tʃər /
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noun

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

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teach an old dog new tricks, teach, edward, teach-in, teachable, teachable moment, teacher, teacher bird, teacher's pet, teacherage, teacherly, teachers college

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 Formsteacherless, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for teacher

teacher


n.

"one who teaches," c.1300; agent noun from teach (v.). It was used earlier in a sense of "index finger" (late 13c.). Teacher's pet attested from 1856.

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