Mistress -Defined

mis·tress

 noun \ˈmis-trəs\

Definition of MISTRESS

1
: a woman who has power, authority, or ownership: asa : the female head of a householdb : a woman who employs or supervises servantsc : a woman who is in charge of a school or other establishmentd : a woman of the Scottish nobility having a status comparable to that of a master
2
a chiefly British : a female teacher or tutorb : a woman who has achieved mastery in some field
3
: something personified as female that rules, directs, or dominates mistress of the world>
4
a : a woman other than his wife with whom a married man has a continuing sexual relationshipb archaic : sweetheart
5
a —used archaically as a title prefixed to the name of a married or unmarried womanb chiefly Southern & Midland : mrs. 1a

Examples of MISTRESS

  1. Servants were required to do the mistress’s bidding without question.
  2. The dog was always obedient to its master and mistress.
  3. the master and mistress of the house
  4. a married man who has a mistress
  5. His wife suspected that the woman she’d seen with him was his mistress.

Origin of MISTRESS

Middle English maistresse, from Anglo-French mestresse,feminine of mestre master — more at master

First Known Use: 14th century

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