Meaning of meester in English:

meester

noun

South African
  • 1 historical A resident tutor hired by rural families; an itinerant schoolmaster. Also with modifying word, as "school-meester".

  • 2As a form of address, or in referring to a teacher.

  • 3 historical A doctor.

Pronunciation

meester

/ˈmɪəstə/ /ˈmiːstə/

Origin

Late 18th century. From Dutch meester (Dutch regional †meister) schoolmaster, teacher, (regional) surgeon.