Definition of housemistress in English:

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housemistress

Pronunciation: /ˈhousˌmistris/

noun

chiefly British
A female teacher in charge of a dormitory at a boarding school.
Example sentences
  • I have previously spoken to his tutor, housemistress, and boarding housemaster.
  • Finally she returned to the school, first as a teacher in charge of physical education and subsequently also as a housemistress.
  • In 1899, she became a housemistress and teacher of classics and English.

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Syllabification: house·mis·tress

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