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schoolteacher Line breaks: school|teach¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈskuːltiːtʃə/

Definition of schoolteacher in English:


A person who teaches in a school.
Example sentences
  • Mother told me he was a schoolteacher but not a teacher at my school!
  • Opposition MPs and education advocates are calling on the government to allow schoolteachers and professors an exemption from copyright restrictions.
  • He finally abandoned academic qualifications and appointed a collection of pharmacists, country doctors, schoolteachers, and governesses.
British  master, mistress
Scottish informal dominie
North American informal schoolmarm
Australian/New Zealand informal chalkie, schoolie


Pronunciation: /ˈskuːltiːtʃɪŋ/
Example sentences
  • In sharp contrast to the men, a number of the unmarried women graduates who had stayed in schoolteaching confessed to some anxiety about their economic circumstances.
  • Following an attack of polio in 1924, she gave up schoolteaching and produced the first full-length book of short stories based on the character she had previously written about for magazines.
  • She was a delightful conversationalist who enjoyed telling me something of life and schoolteaching in Brittany under more normal conditions.
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