American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Scots A cleric.
- n. Scots A schoolmaster.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A schoolmaster; a pedagogue.
- n. In some parts of the United States, a clergyman; a parson; especially, a settled minister or pastor: a title used specifically in the (Dutch) Reformed Church, and colloquially in other churches, particularly in New York and New Jersey.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot. A schoolmaster; a pedagogue.
- n. Scot. & Colloq. U. S. A clergyman. See Domine, 1.
- n. a clergyman; especially a settled minister or parson
- Alteration of domine, with spelling changed to reflect pronunciation. (Wiktionary)
- Obsolete domine, clergyman, from Latin, vocative of dominus, lord; see dem- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The dominie was a poor creature, whose necessities compelled him to abide in our neighborhood, though his moral sense was greatly shocked at the crimes which were often perpetrated around him.”
“When the dominie was a younger man he had first clashed with the minister during Mr. Rattray's attempts to do away with some old customs that were already dying by inches.”
“The dominie was the master of the sports, assisted by the neighbouring farmers, some of whom might be elders of the church.”
“The dominie was a rare visitor at the club after that, though he outlived poor Mr. Dickie by many years.”
“The dominie was a wizened-looking little man, with sharp eyes that pierced you when they thought they were unobserved, and if any visitor drew near who might be a member of the Board, he disappeared into his house much as a startled weasel makes for its hole.”
“The dominie was the master of the sports, assisted by the neighboring farmers, some of whom might be elders of the church.”
“The dominie was a rare visitor at the club after that, though he outlived poor”
“The dominie was a wizened-looking little man, with sharp eyes that pierced you when they thought they were unobserved, and if any visitor drew near who might be a member of the board, he disappeared into his house much as a startled weasel makes for its hole.”
“I refused to taste the brimming glass, even when the pastor of the household, a genial "dominie," rallied me upon my abstinence.”
“a race as this regiment of frightful reptiles was thrust into their midst by the radiant "dominie," whose face was fairly aglow with mischief.”
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