schoolteacher

noun
school·teach·er | \ ˈskül-ˌtē-chər \

Definition of schoolteacher 

: one who teaches school

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Synonyms for schoolteacher

Synonyms

educator, instructor, pedagogue (also pedagog), preceptor, teacher

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Examples of schoolteacher in a Sentence

schoolteachers don't always get the summers off, for some teach during that period as well

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The show not only features a spinster schoolteacher but also plenty of personalities including an inept detective, a stingy restaurant owner, a spoiled niece and a doting cowboy suitor. Jessi Virtusio, Daily Southtown, "Audience assists in solving ‘Touchtone 'M' for Murder’ mystery in Orland Park," 6 July 2018 On the other end of the spectrum, in the weeks after the Florida tragedy, President Donald Trump and others pushed a proposal to arm schoolteachers. Hanna Krueger, NOLA.com, "5 Wednesday afternoon robberies in New Orleans bring April total to 35," 12 Apr. 2018 In the weeks after the Florida tragedy, President Trump continued to push a proposal to arm schoolteachers. Amy B Wang, Washington Post, "A district armed its teachers with baseball bats, urging them to fight back in a mass shooting," 11 Apr. 2018 In the weeks after the Florida tragedy, President Donald Trump continued to push a proposal to arm schoolteachers. Amy B Wang, courant.com, "A district armed its teachers with baseball bats, urging them to fight back in a mass shooting," 11 Apr. 2018 Victor de Visé had knocked around Brussels in the years since the Great War, working as a schoolteacher and covering sports for L'Étoile Belge (the Belgian Star). Daniel De Vise, Chicago Reader, "How two Belgian boys became the youngest kids to bike across the U.S.—in 1935," 21 June 2018 The actor first met Drake-Lee, a real estate broker, while working as a schoolteacher in New York. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "Jesse Williams Is Dating SportsNet New York Anchor Taylor Rooks," 31 May 2018 The groom is a son of Esther Paik-Goodhart of Demarest, N.J., and Alan L. Goodhart of Bergenfield, N.J. The groom’s mother works as a Hebrew schoolteacher at several locations in Bergen County. New York Times, "Rebecca Greenbaum, Jacob Goodhart," 6 May 2018 Neighbors, including former New Haven schoolteacher Phyllis Grenet, say that wasn't unusual for the couple. Jayne O'donnell And Shari Rudavsky, USA TODAY, "Loneliness, poor health reported far more among young people than even those over 72," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of schoolteacher

1751, in the meaning defined above

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schoolteacher

noun

English Language Learners Definition of schoolteacher

: someone who teaches in a school

schoolteacher

noun
school·teach·er | \ ˈskül-ˌtē-chər \

Kids Definition of schoolteacher

: a person who teaches in a school

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