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schoolmarm

noun [C] uk   /ˈskuːl.mɑːm/  us   /-mɑːrm/
disapproving a very formal and severe woman who likes to control other people and is easily shocked mainly US old-fashioned a female school teacher
Translations of “schoolmarm”
in Chinese (Traditional) 古板嚴厲的女人, (中小學)女教師…
in Chinese (Simplified) 古板严厉的女人, (中小学)女教师…
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