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Definition of "dominie" [dom•i•nie]

  • Scots A cleric. (noun)
  • Scots A schoolmaster. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dominie" in a sentence
  • "The dominie was a poor creature, whose necessities compelled him to abide in our neighborhood, though his moral sense was greatly shocked at the crimes which were often perpetrated around him."
  • "When the dominie was a younger man he had first clashed with the minister during Mr. Rattray's attempts to do away with some old customs that were already dying by inches."
  • "The dominie was the master of the sports, assisted by the neighbouring farmers, some of whom might be elders of the church."