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mistress noun (mistresses) 1 the female lover of a man married to another woman. 2 rather dated a female teacher • She is the French mistress. Compare master. 3 a woman in a commanding or controlling position; a female head or owner. 4 (especially Mistress) formerly a term used when addressing any woman, especially one in authority. Compare Mrs.
ETYMOLOGY: 14c in senses 2 and 3: French.

mistress noun (mistresses) 1 the female lover of a man married to another woman. 2 rather dated a female teacher • She is the French mistress. Compare master. 3 a woman in a commanding or controlling position; a female head or owner. 4 (especially Mistress) formerly a term used when addressing any woman, especially one in authority. Compare Mrs.
ETYMOLOGY: 14c in senses 2 and 3: French.

mistress noun (mistresses) 1 the female lover of a man married to another woman. 2 rather dated a female teacher • She is the French mistress. Compare master. 3 a woman in a commanding or controlling position; a female head or owner. 4 (especially Mistress) formerly a term used when addressing any woman, especially one in authority. Compare Mrs.
ETYMOLOGY: 14c in senses 2 and 3: French.