task·​mis·​tress | \ ˈtask-ˌmi-strəs How to pronounce taskmistress (audio) \

Definition of taskmistress

: a woman who is a taskmaster

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Recent Examples on the Web The arrangement understandably makes commentators squirm: a white taskmistress keeping a black ward in her basement to turn out paintings on command. Stephen Metcalf, The Atlantic, "Jean-Michel Basquiat Is Still an Enigma," 24 June 2018

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1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Taskmistress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taskmistress. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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