task·​mis·​tress ˈtask-ˌmi-strəs How to pronounce taskmistress (audio)
: a woman who is a taskmaster

Examples of taskmistress in a Sentence

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, 24 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of taskmistress was in 1603

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“Taskmistress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taskmistress. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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