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

Examples of schoolteacher in a Sentence

schoolteachers don't always get the summers off, for some teach during that period as well
Recent Examples on the Web Her father was an Indigenous Otomi schoolteacher, and by her account, physically and emotionally abusive. Riley Robinson, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 May 2024 The jury -- comprised of seven men and five women including two lawyers, a schoolteacher, and a physical therapist -- are expected to begin deliberating on Wednesday morning after Judge Juan Merchan instructs them on the law related to the case. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 28 May 2024 Even his own Zetta wine, made in collaboration with Napa Valley’s Smith Devereux Wines, was named after his schoolteacher mother and shares profits with literacy programs. Julie Seabaugh, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2024 Every Gosling performance — whether the Plasticine eunuch Ken in Barbie or the junkie schoolteacher in Half Nelson, a psychotic getaway man in Drive or a jazz pianist in La La Land — seems unreal, a kind of stunt. Armond White, National Review, 3 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for schoolteacher 

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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

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