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kindergarten

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noun kin·der·gar·ten \ˈkin-də(r)-ˌgär-tən, -dən\

Simple Definition of kindergarten

  • : a school or class for very young children

Full Definition of kindergarten

  1. :  a school or class for children usually from four to six years old

Origin of kindergarten

German, from Kinder children + Garten garden


First Known Use: 1852


KINDERGARTEN Defined for Kids

kindergarten

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noun kin·der·gar·ten \ˈkin-dər-ˌgär-tən\

Definition of kindergarten

  1. :  a school or a class for very young children

kin·der·gart·ner \-ˌgärt-nər\ noun




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