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mistress

mis·tress

mistress

 
pronunciation:
mI strs
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a woman in charge, as of a school or household.
similar words:
matron
definition 2: a female owner of an animal, esp. a pet.
definition 3: a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship, esp. with a man who gives her financial support.
definition 4: a woman who has acquired thorough knowledge of something.
a mistress of several languages
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