schoolteacher

noun
school·​teach·​er | \ ˈskül-ˌtē-chər How to pronounce schoolteacher (audio) \

Definition of schoolteacher

: one who teaches school

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Synonyms for schoolteacher

Synonyms

educationist [chiefly British], 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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Attorneys for Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher, did not immediately respond to telephone, text and email messages. Washington Post, "Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face rape charge in Las Vegas," 22 July 2019 There were retirees, students, schoolteachers, a few young families on vacation. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, "Elizabeth Warren Sells Populism to Professionals," 16 Aug. 2019 The answer may have something to do with the game’s history: It was invented by Eleanor Abbott, a schoolteacher, in a polio ward during the epidemic of the 1940s and 1950s. Alexander B. Joy, The Atlantic, "Candy Land Was Invented for Polio Wards," 28 July 2019 Meredith Mannon, a schoolteacher, brought her two daughters, a friend and a pet bulldog to the top of the mountain. Carl Nolte, SFChronicle.com, "Need an escape in San Francisco? A refuge beckons where you can get away from it all," 3 Aug. 2019 Attorneys for Ronaldo's accuser, former model and schoolteacher Kathryn Mayorga, did not immediately respond to telephone, text and email messages. CBS News, "Las Vegas DA declines to bring charges against Cristiano Ronaldo for alleged rape," 22 July 2019 Attorneys for Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher, did not immediately respond to telephone, text and email messages. Ken Ritter, chicagotribune.com, "Las Vegas prosecutor says Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face charges after a woman accused the soccer star of rape in 2009," 21 July 2019 His mother was a schoolteacher, his father an accountant; both were committed Party members. Daniel Alarcón, The New Yorker, "What Led Peru’s Former President to Take His Own Life?," 1 July 2019 His father sold equipment used in dairy farming, and his mother was a schoolteacher. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Peter Meldrum Helped Found Myriad Genetics to Find Genes Linked to Inherited Cancers," 28 Dec. 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 How to pronounce schoolteacher (audio) \

Kids Definition of schoolteacher

: a person who teaches in a school

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