\ ˈfȯr-ˈāch How to pronounce 4-H (audio) \

Definition of 4-H

: of or relating to a program set up by the U.S. Department of Agriculture originally in rural areas to help young people become productive citizens by instructing them in useful skills (as in agriculture, animal husbandry, and carpentry), community service, and personal development

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4-H'er \ ˈfȯr-​ˈā-​chər How to pronounce 4-H'er (audio) \ or less commonly 4-Her noun

First Known Use of 4-H

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 4-H

from the fourfold aim of improving the head, heart, hands, and health

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“4-H.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/4-H. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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: of or relating to a government program in the U.S. that teaches farming skills and good citizenship to young people

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