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Definition of mistress:

  1. A married woman; a wife.
  2. A title of courtesy formerly prefixed to the name of a woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the contracted forms, Mrs., for a married, and Miss, for an unmarried, woman.
  3. A woman filling the place, but without the rights, of a wife; a concubine; a loose woman with whom one consorts habitually.
  4. A woman having power, authority, or ownership; a woman who exercises authority, is chief, etc.; the female head of a family, a school, etc.
  5. A woman regarded with love and devotion; she who has command over one's heart; a beloved object; a sweetheart.
  6. A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.
  7. The old name of the jack at bowls.
  8. To wait upon a mistress; to be courting.

Synonyms:

call off, schoolmarm, enforcer, boss, schoolma'am, schoolmistress, matron, cat litter, fancy woman, answer to, cyprian, employer, exercise, ho, paramour, ladylove, courtesan, manager, handler, bawd, wife, working girl, figurehead, voluptuary, doxy, chief, harlot, housekeeper, girlfriend, dictator, woman of the street, concubine, chieftain, kept woman, consort, sweetheart, whore, litter, kennel, the establishment, inamorata, cocotte, lady of pleasure, enforcer, domesticate, tart, moll, lady, Kitty litter, sporting lady, woman, demagogue, autocrat, prostitute, mother, someone's girl, heel, caretaker, other woman.

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