headmaster

noun head·mas·ter \ ˈhed-ˌma-stər , -ˈma- \

Definition of headmaster

:a man heading the staff of a private school :principal

headmasterly

play \ˈhed-ˌma-stər-lē, -ˈma-\ adjective

headmastership

play \ˈhed-ˌma-stər-ˌship, -ˈma-\ noun

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First Known Use of headmaster

1576


HEADMASTER Defined for English Language Learners

headmaster

noun

Definition of headmaster for English Language Learners

  • : a man who is the head of a U.S. private school

  • : a man who is the head of a British school


HEADMASTER Defined for Kids

headmaster

noun head·mas·ter \ ˈhed-ˌma-stər \

Definition of headmaster for Students

:a man who heads the staff of a private school


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