Definition of headmistress in English:


Syllabification: head·mis·tress
Pronunciation: /ˈhedˌmistris


  • (Especially in private schools) the woman in charge of a school; the principal.
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    • Jack faltered in her charge towards her headmistress: you didn't want to mess with her when she was busy.
    • Inside, headmistress Ibistam Mahdi cuts a yellow ribbon, and thanks the men through a translator.
    • Huxley also typed in the advances Bernard makes to Eton's headmistress during the showing of the Penitentes film.

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