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Meaning of taskmistress

task•mis•tress

Pronunciation: (task'mis"tris, täsk'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a woman whose function it is to assign tasks, esp. burdensome ones, to others.
  2. a woman who supervises others' work rigorously.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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