schoolmarm

noun school·marm \ ˈskül-ˌmä(r)m \
variants: or schoolma'am play \ˈskül-ˌmäm, -ˌmam\

Definition of schoolmarm

1 :a woman who is a schoolteacher especially in a rural or small-town school
2 :a person who exhibits characteristics attributed to schoolteachers (such as strict adherence to arbitrary rules)

schoolmarmish

play \ˈskül-ˌmä(r)-mish\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of schoolmarm

school + marm, alteration of ma'am


SCHOOLMARM Defined for English Language Learners

schoolmarm

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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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