noun Date: 1872 a woman heading the staff of a private school

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • headmistress — ship, n. /hed mis tris/, n. a woman in charge of a private school. [1870 75; HEAD + MISTRESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • headmistress — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a female head teacher …   English terms dictionary

  • headmistress — [hed′mis΄tris] n. in certain schools, esp. private schools for girls, the woman in charge of the school; principal …   English World dictionary

  • headmistress — UK [ˌhedˈmɪstrəs] / US [ˈhedˌmɪstrəs] noun [countable] Word forms headmistress : singular headmistress plural headmistresses British a female teacher who is in charge of a school. A more usual word is headteacher. The usual American word is… …   English dictionary

  • headmistress — headmaster, headmistress (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. principal. See school …   English dictionary for students

  • headmistress — [[t]he̱dmɪ̱strɪs[/t]] headmistresses N COUNT A headmistress is a woman who is the head teacher of a school. [mainly BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • headmistress — noun A female school principal …   Wiktionary

  • headmistress — head|mis|tress [ˌhedˈmıstrıs US ˈhedˌmıs ] n BrE a female teacher who is in charge of a school = ↑head teacher American Equivalent: principal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • headmistress — head|mis|tress [ hed,mıstrəs ] noun count BRITISH a female PRINCIPAL of a school …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • headmistress — n. female principal of a schooln. principal of a school …   English contemporary dictionary

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