grammar school


Definition of grammar school

1a : a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college
b : a British college preparatory school
2 : a school intermediate between primary school and high school

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Anybody remember being in grammar school and learning those scary and, to some enlightened youngsters, silly duck-and-cover drills, which taught us to crouch under our desks and cover our heads in case of an attack? Rick Kogan,, "Ask Rick: Former Nike missile bases on our lake, a rug company's waterfall and other weirdness," 17 June 2019 The groom’s mother is a teacher at St. Monica Roman Catholic School, a grammar school in Philadelphia. New York Times, "Kerri Connolly, Patrick Costello," 13 May 2018 His best friend from grammar school is now one of my besties, and my BFFs are his. 14. Anne Roderique-jones, SELF, "15 Lessons I’ve Learned in 15 Years of Marriage," 8 Jan. 2019 His mother was a guidance counselor at the Sheridan School, a grammar school in Washington, and his father was an analyst at Fannie Mae, also in Washington. New York Times, "Sarah Schrag, William Adler," 1 July 2018 USA TODAY Sports Let the cringing begin for grammar school teachers. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "City of Las Vegas 'bans' capital letters to support Golden Knights in Stanley Cup vs. Capitals," 26 May 2018 My mother had been traumatized by her Catholic grammar school, where nasty nuns forced her to write with her right hand, informing her that her left-handedness aligned her with Satan. Sara Eckel, Longreads, "The Hole in My Soul," 1 June 2018 His formal schooling consisted of grammar school, a year at Holy Cross High School and six months at Soule College. Mike Scott,, "The man whose name is synonymous with makin' groceries in New Orleans," 30 May 2018 The ’60s Don Reed’s solo show recounts his entertaining and at-times outrageous coming-of-age journey, focusing on his formative years in a 1960s Oakland grammar school. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of May 27," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of grammar school

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of grammar school was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of grammar school

: a school in the U.S. for young children
: a school in Britain for children over age 11 who have passed an entrance exam

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