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 rare critique with bite in these pages comes from, of all places, Boris Johnson’s Eton housemaster. Krithika Varagur, The New Republic, 11 Apr. 2022 That is, if Crusoe had a luxurious oceanfront villa with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a private plunge pool, plus a housemaster reachable by WhatsApp 24/7 to attend to any needs. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 16 Mar. 2021 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, 2 Apr. 2020 Johnson’s housemaster, Martin Hammond, wrote in the spring of 1982, when Johnson was seventeen. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of housemaster

1839, in the meaning defined above

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24 Apr 2022

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“Housemaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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