finishing school

noun

Definition of finishing school

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

1832

First Known Use of finishing school

1832


FINISHING SCHOOL Defined for English Language Learners

finishing school

noun

Definition of finishing school for English Language Learners

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

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