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

  • n. A woman teacher, especially one who is regarded as strict or old-fashioned.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A woman who is a teacher, especially a teacher in a schoolhouse; may carry the connotation she is severe.
  • n. A person, male or female, who exhibits characteristics attributed to schoolteachers of the old times (as strict adherence to arbitrary rules, is strict on those who don't comply to those rules, etc.)
  • n. A tree with two or more trunks; a forked tree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bad spelling of schoolma'am.

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

  • n. a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)


school1 + dialectal marm (variant of ma'am).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From school +‎ marm. (Wiktionary)



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