Definition of schoolmasterish in English:

schoolmasterish

adjective

  • Schoolmasterly.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), philosopher, jurist, and reformer. From schoolmaster + -ish.

Pronunciation

schoolmasterish

/ˈskuːlˌmɑːst(ə)rɪʃ//ˈskuːlˌmast(ə)rɪʃ/