Definition of schoolmarmish adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

schoolmarmish

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈskuːlmɑːmɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskuːlmɑːmɪʃ//
 
(disapproving, especially North American English)
 
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like an old-fashioned, strict, female school teacher a schoolmarmish tone of voice