Definition of housemistress in English:

housemistress

noun

British
  • A female teacher in charge of a dormitory at a boarding school.

    • ‘The letter from their housemistress had frightened Katherine.’
    • ‘The housemistress was very sweet and not judgmental at all.’
    • ‘Melanie, 32, is a deputy housemistress at a school in Croydon, south London.’
    • ‘In 1899, she became a housemistress and teacher of classics and English.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘I have previously spoken to his tutor, housemistress, and boarding housemaster.’
    • ‘She recalled her housemistress expressing delight that the young Helen had won a music competition.’
    • ‘Mrs Wells, a retired school housemistress, said she had to go to London to show her concern about the seriousness of the world situation.’
    • ‘One £25,000-a-year boarding school expected a housemistress to work more than 120 hours a week.’
    • ‘Finally she returned to the school, first as a teacher in charge of physical education and subsequently also as a housemistress.’
    • ‘In 1940 and 1941 she was a housemistress at Cheltenham Ladies' College.’

Pronunciation:

housemistress

/ˈhousˌmistris/