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 (sko͞ol′märm′) also school·ma'am (-mäm′, -măm′)
A woman teacher, especially one who is regarded as strict or old-fashioned.

[school + dialectal marm (variant of ma'am).]

school′marm′ish adj.


1. a woman schoolteacher, esp when considered to be prim, prudish, or old-fashioned
2. Brit any woman considered to be prim, prudish, or old-fashioned
[C19: from school1 + marm, variant of ma'am. See madam]
ˈschoolˌmarmish adj



a female schoolteacher, esp. an old-fashioned type.
[1835–45, Amer.]
school′marm`ish, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schoolmarm - a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)schoolmarm - a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)
school teacher, schoolteacher - a teacher in a school below the college level


[ˈskuːlmɑːm] N (pej) → institutriz f


[ˈskuːlˌmɑːm] n (pej) → maestrina
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