schoolmistress

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

Definition of schoolmistress

: a woman who teaches school

schoolmistressy

play \ˈskül-ˌmi-strə-sē\ adjective

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First Known Use of schoolmistress

15th century

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SCHOOLMISTRESS Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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