1Scottish A schoolmaster.
educator, tutor, instructor, pedagogue, schoolteacher, schoolmaster, schoolmistress, master, mistress, governess, educationalist, educationist
- ‘It is a sound reaching back to the farthest recesses of his throat, to an Etonian schooling in the late 1940s, and to classroom discipline as a Bo'ness Academy dominie in the late 1950s.’
- ‘When she learns that he has been secretly having an affair with the tutor she joins her in attempting to oust the hapless dominie.’
- ‘By over-professionalising we exclude mature folk whose experience would make them better dominies in a typical housing estate than a young graduate.’
- ‘There is a rather nervous disclaimer aimed at dominies who suffer from a humour bypass.’
- ‘‘I've not taught in a school since 1969,’ he told him, ever sensitive to accusations that his leadership style reflected too much of the dominie.’
2US A pastor or clergyman.clergyman, clergywoman, priest, churchman, churchwoman, man of the cloth, woman of the cloth, man of God, woman of God, cleric, minister, preacher, chaplain, father
Late 17th century alteration of Latin domine! (vocative) ‘master!, sir!’, from dominus ‘lord’ (formerly used as a polite form of address to a clergyman or member of one of the professions).
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