taskmistress

taskmistress

[task-mis-tris, tahsk-]
noun
1.
a woman whose function it is to assign tasks, especially burdensome ones, to others.
2.
a woman who supervises others' work rigorously.

Origin:
1595–1605; task + mistress


See -ess.
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taskmaster (ˈtɑːskˌmɑːstə)
 
n
a person, discipline, etc, that enforces work, esp hard or continuous work: his teacher is a hard taskmaster
 
'taskmistress
 
fem n

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