schoolmistress

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noun school·mis·tress \-ˌmis-trəs\

Definition of schoolmistress

  1. :  a woman who teaches school

schoolmistressy

play \-trə-sē\ adjective

15th Century

First Known Use of schoolmistress

15th century


SCHOOLMISTRESS Defined for English Language Learners

schoolmistress

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noun school·mis·tress \-ˌmis-trəs\

Definition of schoolmistress for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who teaches in a school


SCHOOLMISTRESS Defined for Kids

schoolmistress

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

Definition of schoolmistress for Students

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


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