One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A female teacher in charge of a dormitory at a boarding school.
- ‘Mrs Wells, a retired school housemistress, said she had to go to London to show her concern about the seriousness of the world situation.’
- ‘In 1940 and 1941 she was a housemistress at Cheltenham Ladies' College.’
- ‘I have previously spoken to his tutor, housemistress, and boarding housemaster.’
- ‘Melanie, 32, is a deputy housemistress at a school in Croydon, south London.’
- ‘Miss Smith was the matron, Miss Eade, assistant matron, and Miss Billing (now Mrs Owen) was housemistress; under their supervision we were far from being wayward!’
- ‘Finally she returned to the school, first as a teacher in charge of physical education and subsequently also as a housemistress.’
- ‘One £25,000-a-year boarding school expected a housemistress to work more than 120 hours a week.’
- ‘She recalled her housemistress expressing delight that the young Helen had won a music competition.’
- ‘The letter from their housemistress had frightened Katherine.’
- ‘In 1899, she became a housemistress and teacher of classics and English.’
- ‘The housemistress was very sweet and not judgmental at all.’
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