Definition of schoolmistressy in English:

schoolmistressy

adjective

informal
  • Having characteristics commonly associated with schoolmistresses, especially those of formality and briskness.

    ‘her crisp, rather schoolmistressy manner’
    • ‘She does get worked up, but never seems to quite let go, and I feel that her Brünnhilde has a sensible schoolmistressy element.’
    prim and proper, prim, proper, prudish, priggish, puritanical, moralistic, prissy, mimsy, niminy-piminy, shockable, victorian, old-maidish, schoolmistressy, schoolmarmish, governessy
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Pronunciation:

schoolmistressy

/ˈskuːlmɪstrɪsi/