Bor·​stal ˈbȯr-stᵊl How to pronounce Borstal (audio)

Example Sentences

She was sent to Borstal for stealing cars. He spent a year in a Borstal.

Word History


Borstal, English village where the first such institution was set up

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Borstal was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Borstal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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