blackboard jungle

noun

: an urban school whose students are generally belligerent and disorderly

Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blackboard jungle was in 1954

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“Blackboard jungle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blackboard%20jungle. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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