monitress

noun

mon·​i·​tress
ˈmänə‧trə̇s
plural -es
old-fashioned
1
: a woman who admonishes or advises someone
"Caroline," said the stern monitress, "you are already learning to laugh at principles which have been dear to you since you left your mother's breast. … "Anthony Trollope, He Knew He Was Right, 1869
2
: a girl who is a monitor in a school (see monitor entry 1 sense 1a)

Word History

Etymology

monitor entry 1 + -ess

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“Monitress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monitress. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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