taskmistress
noun Date: 1603 a woman who is a taskmaster

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • taskmistress — /task mis tris, tahsk /, n. 1. a woman whose function it is to assign tasks, esp. burdensome ones, to others. 2. a woman who supervises others work rigorously. [1595 1605; TASK + MISTRESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • taskmistress — noun Female equivalent of taskmaster …   Wiktionary

  • taskmistress — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Someone who directs and supervises workers: boss, director, foreman, foreperson, forewoman, head, manager, overseer, superintendent, supervisor, taskmaster. Informal: straw boss. Slang: chief. See OVER …   English dictionary for students

  • taskmistress — n. woman taskmaster …   English contemporary dictionary

  • taskmistress — noun a woman taskmaster • Hypernyms: ↑taskmaster …   Useful english dictionary

  • boss — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. knob, stud; manager, supervisor. See convexity, authority. v. oversee, direct; bully, domineer. See authority, fear. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. supervisor, manager, person in charge; see administrator ,… …   English dictionary for students

  • chief — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. chieftain, leader, president; captain, commander, general; superior, foreman, overseer; elder. See authority. adj. principal, foremost, leading, supreme. See importance. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • director — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) One who directs Nouns 1. director, manager, governor, rector, comptroller, controller; superintendent, supervisor; executive director; overseer, foreman, overlooker; inspector, visitor, ranger, surveyor …   English dictionary for students

  • foreman — I foreman, forewoman (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. supervisor, superintendent, overseer, straw boss (inf.). See director. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. overseer, manager, supervisor, boss, superintendent, taskmaster, head, headman, shop… …   English dictionary for students

  • forewoman — I foreman, forewoman (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. supervisor, superintendent, overseer, straw boss (inf.). See director. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Someone who directs and supervises workers: boss, director, foreman, foreperson …   English dictionary for students

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