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housemaster

[hous-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈhaʊsˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/
noun
1.
a man who is in charge of a house or a dormitory in a private school for boys.
Origin of housemaster
1875-1880
1875-80; house + master
Related forms
housemastership, noun
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  • He is now a housemaster, with every opportunity (and full permission) to work himself to death.

  • "You must not be disheartened at that," Mr. Cornish, who was the "housemaster," told them.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • He tugged away furiously, with an eye on the now rapidly advancing and loudly shouting figure of the housemaster.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse
  • And therefore the responsibility of a housemaster far exceeds that of a Head.

  • All he knew was that the housemaster was in the house, and would be glad if Mike would step across.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse
  • In many cases he receives no salary, as a housemaster, at all.

  • On the other hand, a housemaster must not allow his prefects unlimited authority, or he will cease to be master in his own House.

  • The housemaster and his wife had not been sympathetic to either of them.

    Abington Abbey Archibald Marshall
  • "Yes," replies Master Brown, with a sidelong glance towards his housemaster.

  • He was examining a portrait of Mr. Downing which hung on the wall, when the housemaster came in.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for housemaster

housemaster

/ˈhaʊsˌmɑːstə/
noun
1.
a teacher, esp in a boarding school, responsible for the pupils in his house
Derived Forms
housemistress (ˈhaʊsˌmɪstrɪs) noun:feminine
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