instructress

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From instructor +‎ -ess.

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instructress (plural instructresses)

  1. A female instructor.
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      If she knew her instructress was poor and queer she also knew she was not nearly so ‘qualified’ as Miss Overmore, who could say lots of dates straight off [...].

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