finishing school

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of finishing school

: a private school for girls that emphasizes cultural studies and prepares students especially for social activities

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First Known Use of finishing school

1832

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  • : a private school where girls from wealthy families are taught proper behavior and manners


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