Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman who is the principal of a school, usually a private school.

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  • n. A female school principal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman headmaster

Etymologies

From head + mistress (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Severe-looking assistant headmistress is an all-around bummer.

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  • First, i will go and see the teacher and try to explain to her that she should wake up oh not just for my child but other kids as well. me am even an engineer by profession so i will start with myself, if she doesn't listen then the headmistress will hear and i will most likely withdraw my child from the school if the headmistress is that uninformed. infact i will need to interview teachers and headmistresses of my children's schools cos of this thing u have said

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  • You are named the headmistress of blogville by Naijaleta.

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  • The recent St Trinian's film was pretty average, true, but the 1950s ones with Alastair Sim as the headmistress are a delight all of their own, and the hockey match in the first one is pretty much as in the cartoons.

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  • The headmistress was a tall gray-haired woman with a slight stoop that betrayed her age.

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  • When Lewis spoofs the postwar anti-traditionalist movement by having Jill attend a school called Experiment House, he gives the school a headmistress, which is supposed to signal its absurdity.

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  • Even Jenny's educators come in contrasting pairs: Her English literature teacher Miss Stubbs is a closet bohemian who cares enormously about Jenny, while the headmistress is a stuffy bat who cares enormously about proper appearances.

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  • My prediction is that the next episode will focus on Amy Thompson (aka the headmistress).

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  • Sam is also the "headmistress" of the blog Food Blog Sc'ool, a lifesafer for me, a still somewhat neophyte food blogger.

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  • “We have many talented young people here,” said headmistress Pamela Wickersham.

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