preschool


1pre·school

adjective \ˈprē-ˌskül, (ˌ)prē-ˈ\

: relating to the time in a child's life when the child is old enough to talk and walk but is not ready to go to school

Full Definition of PRESCHOOL

:  of, relating to, or constituting the period in a child's life that ordinarily precedes attendance at elementary school

First Known Use of PRESCHOOL

1914

2pre·school

noun \ˈprē-ˌskül\

: a school for very young children

Full Definition of PRESCHOOL

:  a school for children usually younger than those attending elementary school or kindergarten :  nursery school

Examples of PRESCHOOL

  1. <children excited about starting preschool>

First Known Use of PRESCHOOL

circa 1925

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