A woman in charge of and living in a boarding school dormitory or children’s home.
More example sentences
- In those days, the cottages now used for respite care for disabled children were run as individual homes where husband-and-wife teams, known as housefathers and housemothers, looked after abandoned or orphaned children.
- Kate found the training school alienating, and her claims that her housemother disliked her were dismissed as irrational, possibly adding to her sense of injustice.
- It was a joy to sit amid thirty or so girls and give a devotional talk as two of the housemothers translated my English into Tagalog.
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