dame school

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Definition of dame school

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

First Known Use of dame school

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Dame school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dame%20school. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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