Definition of schoolteacher in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈskuːltiːtʃə/


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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: school|teach¦er

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.