schoolmarm

[ UK /skˈuːlmɑːm/ ]
NOUN
  1. a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)
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How To Use schoolmarm In A Sentence

  • You also said I looked like a woman (your mom) and now are calling me a schoolmarm, (another woman). Think Progress » Rubio: ‘I Don’t Think Any Of Us Are Going To Blame Israel’ If They Decide To Attack Iran
  • Everyone loved the schoolmarm, especially the no-good son of the landowner and a young black man, called Sam, who brought wild onions from the mountains and jars of peaches to sell.
  • The problem with me is that when I talk about my mission, I sound deadly serious because I'm a former schoolmarm.
  • The eyeglass chains hanging from her temples gave her pique a schoolmarmish edge. FATAL FLAW
  • The schoolmarm changes her profession and becomes an outlaw, called Kissin’ Kate Barlow.
  • `If Elizabeth sounded like a schoolmarm, she didn't look like one. STAGE FRIGHT
  • Notable and new, to me at least, was the spectacle of matronly gents dressing up as their mothers, aunties and schoolmarms in dowdy conservative outfits, cheerlessly dispensing disapproval over all.
  • Over the course of the film, she evolves from slightly shy, awkward schoolmarm to a spitfire who can dish it right back to Howard even when he is at his loudest and most obnoxious, and Zellweger hits every note.
  • The schoolmarm buried within me is clamouring to get out.
  • But now she was standing behind the bench, looking down at me in a pose that was part schoolmarm and part Southern hanging judge.
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