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school·marm(sko͞ol′märm′) also school·ma'am (-mäm′, -măm′)
A woman teacher, especially one who is regarded as strict or old-fashioned.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a female schoolteacher, esp. an old-fashioned type.
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schoolmarm[ˈskuːlmɑːm] N (pej) → institutriz f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
schoolmarm[ˈskuːlˌmɑːm] n (pej) → maestrina
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