from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A female teacher of a school; a schoolmistress.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A schoolmistress.
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- noun archaic A
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His mother, the village schooldame, brought him up until, after taking a second husband, she sent him to live and work at the farm of her brother-in-law, William Austin, in nearby Sapiston.