Definition of mistress in English:
- At the end, the Chinese mistress of ceremonies slipped up by saying ‘goodbye’ in Japanese.
- Emancipation changed the nature of plantation mistresses' work but not the plantation's schedule.
- Once she recognizes the historical constitution of the plantation mistress, Peterkin elects to reproduce it through her own activities.
- Despite the frightful sound of it, this acronym does not in fact indicate some child in callipers, nor does it reference what used to be whispered about the preferred proclivities of my biology mistress at school.
- And of all the worst teachers, we had to be found by our discipline mistress, the strictest teacher in our whole school.
- It was initiated, in part by Marta, Tomas's mistress and the local schoolteacher.
- Such a warrior is invariably a veteran, and a mistress of the art of war.
- If I hadn't become a successful actor I'd have been a wardrobe mistress, without a doubt.
- I am an amateur wardrobe mistress who has been given items of fur over the years.
- The manner of the mistress of the house showed that she entirely agreed with him.
- She was simply to be the mother of his children and mistress of his household.
- And as servants they presumably fell under the protection of the master or mistress of the household.
- Servants observed their mistresses behaving exactly as domestics were trained not to act.
- Leanne was rather taken aback by her mistress's comment, but nodded.
- Although mistresses sometimes taught their female slaves specific skills, slave women themselves normally transmitted those skills from one generation to the next.
- He had six sons and two daughters by various wives, concubines and mistresses.
- They then abandoned their mistresses and married girls from their own class, who were substantially younger and expected to be virgins.
- Clothing may be given only to sisters, mistresses, and wives.
Middle English: from Old French maistresse, from maistre 'master'.
miss from (Old English):
To miss, meaning ‘to fail to hit’, goes back to Old English. On the surface of it the proverb a miss is as good as a mile is puzzling. The original longer form, from the early 17th century, is clearer: an inch in a miss is as good as an ell (an ell is an old measure of distance, see bow). As a title for a young girl or an unmarried woman miss is a shortening of mistress (Middle English), which itself is from the same Old French root as master ( see magistrate).
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