Mistress Definition

mĭstrĭs
mistresses
noun
mistresses
A woman who rules others or has control, authority, or power over something.
Webster's New World
A woman very skilled and able in some work, profession, science, art, etc.
Webster's New World
A woman who is in a sexual relationship with, and typically is financially supported by, a man without being married to him.
Webster's New World
A woman who owns or keeps an animal.
A cat sitting in its mistress's lap.
American Heritage
A woman who owns a slave.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Mistress

Noun

Singular:
mistress
Plural:
mistresses

Origin of Mistress

  • Middle English maistresse from Old French feminine of maistre master from Latin magister master

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English and Old French maistresse (French: maîtresse), feminine of maistre (“master").

    From Wiktionary

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