schoolteacher

noun

school·​teach·​er ˈskül-ˌtē-chər How to pronounce schoolteacher (audio)
: one who teaches school

Example Sentences

schoolteachers don't always get the summers off, for some teach during that period as well
Recent Examples on the Web Thora Birch was originally intended to return as a schoolteacher but had to drop out due to the production schedule for Netflix's Wednesday series. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 27 Oct. 2022 Born in Glossop, England, on April 8, 1941, Westwood was a schoolteacher before marrying Derek Westwood in 1962. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 29 Dec. 2022 In the 1970s, McQueen’s parents — mom was a schoolteacher, dad was a businessman — moved from Alabama to San Diego in search of the California Dream. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Dec. 2022 His mother, Anne Traub Pasachoff, was a schoolteacher, and his father, Dr. Samuel Pasachoff, was a surgeon who had served in World War II. Bryan Marquard, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Dec. 2022 His brother is a schoolteacher, and his sister works in a bank. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, 17 Nov. 2022 The protests have been particularly heated in rural areas, strongholds for Castillo, a former schoolteacher and political newcomer from a poor Andean mountain district. Arkansas Online, 13 Dec. 2022 The protests rocking Peru heated up particularly in rural areas, strongholds for Castillo, a former schoolteacher and political newcomer from a poor Andean mountain district. Regina Garcia Cano, ajc, 12 Dec. 2022 The protests rocking Peru heated up particularly in rural areas, strongholds for Castillo, a former schoolteacher and political newcomer from a poor Andean mountain district. Regina Garcia Cano, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1751, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of schoolteacher was in 1751

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“Schoolteacher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schoolteacher. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

schoolteacher

noun
school·​teach·​er -ˌtē-chər How to pronounce schoolteacher (audio)
: a person who teaches school

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