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Definition of the noun schoolmarm

What does schoolmarm mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: schoolmarms

  1. a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)

Alternative definition of the noun schoolmarm


  1. [US, slang] A woman who is a teacher, especially a teacher in a schoolhouse; may carry the connotation she is severe.
  2. A person, male or female, who exhibits characteristics attributed to schoolteachers of the old times (as strict adherence to arbitrary rules, is strict on those who don't comply to those rules, etc.)
  3. A forestry term for a tree with two or more trunks; a forked tree.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for schoolmarm

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Google previewHow I Survived Three Years at a Two-Year Community College (2009)

A Junior Memoir of Epic Proportions by James Swift

The engineer is a scribe, the banker is a scribe, the schoolmarm is a scribe; a waitress scribbles, ...

Google previewUnderstanding Inequality (2001)

The Intersection of Race/ethnicity, Class, and Gender by Barbara A. Arrighi

"A stuffy schoolmarm is a contender.

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklife (2015)

by Simon J Bronner

®schoolmarm ̄. from back East. Folklorists have commented on the recitation«s function in adolescent development, as it combines the authority figures of the schoolteacher and mother in a single character. In the fantasy of the toast, the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Epithets and Terms of Address (2008)

by Leslie Dunkling

The expression 'schoolmarm', occasionally 'schoolma'am' in early use, appears to indicate ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Media and Communication (2013)

by Marcel Danesi

Hero lords, upper-class types cowboy space man agent Heroine damsel in distress schoolmarm space gal woman spy Secondary triends ot heroine townspeople, indians technicians assistant agents Villains seeming triends who lie outlaws ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

pre-warm rearm schoolmarm sidearm swarm unarm yardarm AIRN bairn cairn ARN barn darn forewarn Marne tarn warn yarn ARP cardsharp carp harp scarp sharp tarp ARS farce parse sparse ARSH harsh marsh ART.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Construction Terms and Phrases (2013)

by Karl F. Schmid

Schoolmarm:A treestem that branchesinto two or moretrunks or tops. Scissor joist : A nonstandardtype of joistwhere boththetop chordand bottom chord are double pitched and parallel with each other. Scissor joist. Scissor truss: A truss where ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

schoolmarm esp. Am. a woman teacher in school: a busful of baptist schoolmarms from Texas New York. schoolmaster, schoolmistress esp. Br. 1. a teacher at public school. 2. obs. a schoolteacher: Paid ourschoolmaster to give him special ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America (2008)

by Randall M. Miller Ph.D.

Popular nostalgia imperfectly recalls that rural areas boasted the little one-room schoolhouse whose prim schoolmarm presided over students ranging in age from very young children to relatively mature young adults. The myth of avid learners ...

Google previewDictionary of the American West (2008)

by Win Blevins

SCHOOLMARM Logger's term for a forked tree that can't be used for timber. SCISSORBILL A term of contempt generally; among COWBOYS it's a word for a shirker or incompetent. Among LOGGERS, it is a fellow of bourgeois values, one not ...

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Schoolmarm Meaning

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Scrabble value of S1C3H4O1O1L1M3A1R1M3

The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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