monitress

noun mon·i·tress \ ˈmänə‧trə̇s \

Definition of monitress

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 TrollopeHe Knew He Was Right1869
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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