While Susie liked and greatly admired the schoolmarm, she never yet had opened her heart to her.
"You can go now," he said, like a schoolmarm dismissing class.
"It seems there is a necessity for a schoolmarm in the family," remarked Linda.
Baldy, yu' know, he can stay on a tame horse most as well as the schoolmarm.
The common school is a log hut, built by the wayside, and the "schoolmarm" is not a pretentious person.
Other matters also disquieted him—so Lin McLean was hanging round that schoolmarm!
It got its story from a Yankee schoolmarm who got it from a negro woman.
That must have been mighty close to a drowndin' the schoolmarm got at South Fork.
There is the girl with the notebook, a schoolmarm presumably, though heaven only knows, she may be a lecturer.
At this set task in letter-writing, the cow-puncher had greatly excelled the schoolmarm!
also school-marm, "female school teacher," 1834, American English colloquial, in countrified humor writing of "Major Jack Downing" of Maine (Seba Smith); variant of school-ma'am (1828), American English, from school (n.1) + ma'am. See R. Used figuratively from 1887 in reference to patronizing and priggish instruction.