Middle English maistressefrom Old French feminine ofmaistremasterfrom Latin magistermaster
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English and Old French maistresse (French: maîtresse), feminine of maistre (“master").
Mistress Sentence Examples
He was accompanied throughout his journey by his mistress, the Finnish girl Afrosina.
Some of the peasants said that these new arrivals were Russians and might take it amiss that the mistress was being detained.
In the Phigalian legend, no mention is made of the horse Areion, but only of the daughter, who is called Despoina (mistress), a title common to all divinities connected with the under-world.
He left his wife for a mistress, Elizabeth Holland, was in discord with his family, and lived to see his two nieces, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, and his son Surrey, the fiery-tempered poet, go in turn to the block.
She refused, nevertheless, to become Louis's mistress, and after taking leave of the king in Anne of Austria's presence retired to the convent of the Filles de SainteMarie in 1637.