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schoolmarm

noun
variants: or schoolma'am

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US, old-fashioned a woman who teaches in a school in a small town or in the country
  • In the movie, she plays a doting schoolmarm in colonial New England.

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The first known use of schoolmarm was in 1831

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“Schoolmarm.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/schoolmarm. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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