Definition of workmistress in English:

workmistress

noun

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  • A woman who controls or oversees work; specifically (in later use) one who teaches needlework in a school or other institution. Now historical.

Origin

Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From work + mistress, after workmaster.

Pronunciation

workmistress

/ˈwəːkˌmɪstrɪs/