Definition of housemistress in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈhousˌmistris/


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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: house·mis·tress

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.