past mistress

noun

Definition of past mistress

: a woman who is proficient or thorough in some particular respect : adept a past mistress of storytellingNewsweek

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past (as in past master) + mistress

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“Past mistress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/past%20mistress. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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