: 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
4-H'er noun
or less commonly 4-Her

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of 4-H was in 1926

Dictionary Entries Near 4-H

Cite this Entry

“4-H.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/4-H. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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