headmistress

noun head·mis·tress \ ˈhed-ˌmi-strəs , -ˈmi- \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of headmistress

: a woman heading the staff of a private school

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HEADMISTRESS Defined for English Language Learners

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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

headmistress

noun head·mis·tress \ ˈhed-ˌmi-strəs \

Definition of headmistress for Students

: a woman who heads the staff of a private school


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