schoolmistress
noun Date: 15th century a woman who teaches school • schoolmistressy adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Schoolmistress — School mis tress, n. A woman who governs and teaches a school; a female school teacher. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • schoolmistress — ► NOUN ▪ a female teacher in a school …   English terms dictionary

  • schoolmistress — [sko͞ol′mis΄tris] n. Old fashioned a woman schoolteacher …   English World dictionary

  • schoolmistress — UK [ˈskuːlˌmɪstrəs] / US [ˈskulˌmɪstrəs] noun [countable] Word forms schoolmistress : singular schoolmistress plural schoolmistresses old fashioned a woman who teaches in a school …   English dictionary

  • schoolmistress — [[t]sku͟ːlmɪstrəs[/t]] schoolmistresses N COUNT A schoolmistress is a woman who teaches children in a school. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • schoolmistress — /skoohl mis tris/, n. a woman who presides over or teaches in a school. [1490 1500; SCHOOL1 + MISTRESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • schoolmistress — noun A woman in charge of a school. See Also: schoolmaster …   Wiktionary

  • schoolmistress — school|mis|tress [ˈsku:lˌmıstrıs] n BrE a female teacher, especially in a ↑private school (=one that parents pay to send their children to) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • schoolmistress — school|mis|tress [ skul,mıstrəs ] noun count OLD FASHIONED a woman who teaches in a school …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • schoolmistress — n. female teacher, female instructor; female school principal, female superintendent of a schooln. male teacher; male school principal, male superintendent of a school …   English contemporary dictionary

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