Definition of headmistress
: a woman heading the staff of a private school
Recent Examples of headmistress from the Web
Colin Farrell plays McBurney, while Nicole Kidman flutters about as the headmistresses.
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First Known Use of headmistress
HEADMISTRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of headmistress for English Language Learners
: a woman who is the head of a U.S. private school
: a woman who is the head of a British school
HEADMISTRESS Defined for Kids
Definition of headmistress for Students
: a woman who heads the staff of a private school
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