Definition of meester in English:

meester

Pronunciation /ˈmɪəstə/ /ˈmiːstə/

noun

South African
  • 1historical 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.

  • 3historical A doctor.

Origin

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