Meaning of “headteacher” in the English Dictionary

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"headteacher" in British English

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headteachernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌhedˈtiː.tʃər/ us /ˈhedˌtiː.tʃɚ/ UK US principal, UK also head

A2 someone who is in charge of a school


  • As this affects school policy, I would imagine we need to speak to the headteacher about it first.
  • At school she was always being called into the headteacher's office.

(Definition of “headteacher” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)