- a woman, specifically one with control, authority or ownership
Etymology: From and maistresse (French: maítresse), feminine of maistre, master
- She was the mistress of the mansion, and owned the horses.
- a female teacher
- games mistress
- a woman who (dishonorably) displaces a wife in the affections of a man; a woman, other than his wife, with whom a married man has a continuing sexual relationship
- a dominatrix
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