Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun chiefly UK A female school principal.

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  • noun a woman headmaster

Etymologies

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From head + mistress

Examples

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

    Which Harry Potter Character Gets Whacked?

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

    Which Harry Potter Character Gets Whacked?

  • 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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  • 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.

    Making Light: *Spoilers* Paranormal Activity *Spoilers*

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

    Pendragon Before the War

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

    Pendragon Before the War

  • 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.

    In Defense of C. S. Lewis

  • 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.

    In Defense of C. S. Lewis

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