dame school

noun

: a school in which the rudiments of reading and writing were taught by a woman in her own home

Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dame school was in 1810

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“Dame school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dame%20school. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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