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meanings of mistress


  1. Female equivalent of master.
  2. The other woman in an extramarital relationship, generally including sexual relations.
  3. A married woman; a wife.
  4. A female companion to a master (a man with control, authority or ownership).
  5. A female teacher.
  6. A woman regarded with love and devotion; a sweetheart.
  7. Used as the title of a married woman before her name. Now used only in the abbreviated form Mrs.
  8. A woman, specifically one with great control, authority or ownership.
  9. Female equivalent of mister.
  10. The jack in the game of bowls.
  11. A dominatrix.
  12. A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.


  1. Of a woman: to master; to learn or develop to a high degree of proficiency.
  2. To act or take the role of a mistress.

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