Definition of dominie in English:
noun (plural dominies)
1Scottish A schoolmaster.
- It is a sound reaching back to the farthest recesses of his throat, to an Etonian schooling in the late 1940s, and to classroom discipline as a Bo'ness Academy dominie in the late 1950s.
- When she learns that he has been secretly having an affair with the tutor she joins her in attempting to oust the hapless dominie.
- By over-professionalising we exclude mature folk whose experience would make them better dominies in a typical housing estate than a young graduate.
late 17th century: alteration of Latin domine! (vocative) 'master!, sir!', from dominus 'lord' (formerly used as a polite form of address to a clergyman or member of one of the professions).
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