mistress /ˈmɪstrəs/ noun
plural mistresses
plural mistresses
Learner's definition of MISTRESS
: a woman who has control or power over others: such as
: a woman who has a servant or slave
: a woman who owns a pet (such as a dog)
formal : the female head of a household compare master
: a woman who has control of something
: a woman who has a sexual relationship with a married man
chiefly British, old-fashioned : a female teacher : schoolmistress see also headmistress
Mistress used as a title for the female head of certain British colleges
Mistress old-fashioned used as a title before the name of a woman
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