blackboard jungle

noun

Definition of blackboard jungle

: an urban school whose students are generally belligerent and disorderly

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First Known Use of blackboard jungle

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Blackboard jungle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blackboard%20jungle. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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