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Kidman, who plays steely schoolmarm Martha Farnsworth, cited statistics about the discouragingly low number of women behind the camera when asked about opportunities in movies vs. television.
Dykes makes Roz, a repressed and prissy schoolmarm — Aidy Bryant doing an impression of Margaret Dumont — ridiculous, yet hiding a volcano of lust underneath.
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Origin and Etymology of schoolmarm
school + marm, alteration of ma'am
First Known Use: 1831See Words from the same year
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Definition of schoolmarm for English Language Learners
: a woman who teaches in a school in a small town or in the country
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