Part of speech: noun

A woman teacher or principal. Schoolmaam.

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Usage examples "schoolmistress":

  1. She remembered, oh, how well she remembered, that the schoolmistress at Clapham had told her that she had every good quality except strength of will. - "Chippinge Borough", Stanley J. Weyman.
  2. And they played that it was over fifty years ago when the Autocrat had walked with the young Schoolmistress. - "The Trumpeter Swan", Temple Bailey.
  3. His affection for his old schoolmistress was as sincere as hers for him. - "Tommy and Grizel", J.M. Barrie.