Definition of schoolmasterishness in English:

schoolmasterishness

noun

  • The quality or condition of resembling or being characteristic of a schoolmaster; schoolmasterly behaviour.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

schoolmasterishness

/ˈskuːlˌmast(ə)rɪʃnɪs//ˈskuːlˌmɑːst(ə)rɪʃnɪs/