schoolmistress

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Synonyms for schoolmistress

a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)

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But, funnily enough, I had never aspired to sit in Harrow, aged 41, reciting "h-ao-w n-ao-w br-ao-wn c-ao-w" as a schoolmistressy woman with a voice like Joyce Grenfell knocked my shoulders back, pushed in my gut and told me my diphthongs were awful.