schoolmistress

noun school·mis·tress \ ˈskül-ˌmi-strəs \

Definition of schoolmistress

: a woman who teaches school

schoolmistressy

play \ˈskül-ˌmi-strə-sē\ adjective

Recent Examples of schoolmistress from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'schoolmistress.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of schoolmistress

15th century


SCHOOLMISTRESS Defined for English Language Learners

schoolmistress

noun

Definition of schoolmistress for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who teaches in a school


SCHOOLMISTRESS Defined for Kids

schoolmistress

noun school·mis·tress \ ˈskül-ˌmi-strəs \

Definition of schoolmistress for Students

: a woman who is in charge of a school or teaches in a school

Learn More about schoolmistress


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up schoolmistress? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a man who seduces many women

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!