monitress

noun mon·i·tress \ˈmänə‧trə̇s\

Definition of monitress

plural

-es

old-fashioned

  1. 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. 2 :  a girl who is a monitor in a school (see 1monitor 1a)

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Origin and Etymology of monitress

1monitor + -ess


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