headmasterly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

headmaster +‎ -ly

Adjective[edit]

headmasterly (comparative more headmasterly, superlative most headmasterly)

  1. In a manner befitting a headmaster.
    • 2008, Robin Darwall-Smith, A History of University College, Oxford
      Bradley had to learn that headmasterly wrath did not work on undergraduates like Charles Cree.

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