house·​mas·​ter | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌma-stər How to pronounce housemaster (audio) \

Definition of housemaster

: a master in charge of a house in a boy's boarding school

Examples of housemaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dead man’s father (Cedric Hardwicke), aunt (Constance Collier) and girlfriend (Joan Chandler) attend, along with the three men’s former prep-school housemaster, Rupert (James Stewart). Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "Never Given a Close Look to Hitchcock? Start Here," 2 Apr. 2020 Johnson’s housemaster, Martin Hammond, wrote in the spring of 1982, when Johnson was seventeen. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, "The Empty Promise of Boris Johnson," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of housemaster

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Housemaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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