teach·​er·​ly ˈtē-chər-lē How to pronounce teacherly (audio)
: resembling, characteristic of, or befitting a teacher

Examples of teacherly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fuyuko finds pleasure in listening to his teacherly explanations about light and what the human eye perceives in its absence. Idra Novey, The Atlantic, 22 May 2022 But the list does feel in line with his creative sensibility and teacherly aspirations over the years. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 14 Aug. 2020 Some applaud their friends with teacherly compliments, says Sarah Charlton, who works at the school. The Economist, 18 July 2019 All historical references are carefully elucidated in the same teacherly tone, from the House Un-American Activities Committee to the Senate hearings on juvenile delinquency to the development of photocopies and pesticides. The Washington Post, latimes.com, 4 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1683, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teacherly was circa 1683

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“Teacherly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teacherly. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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