Definition of mistress
- The servants were required to do their mistress's bidding without question.
- Mrs. Goddard was the mistress of a school
- —Jane Austen
- She was a mistress of music.
- when Rome was mistress of the world
Servants were required to do the mistress's bidding without question.
The dog was always obedient to its master and mistress.
the master and mistress of the house
a married man who has a mistress
His wife suspected that the woman she'd seen with him was his mistress.
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