home·​school·​er ˈhōm-ˌskü-lər How to pronounce homeschooler (audio)
: one that homeschools
: a child who is homeschooled

Example Sentences

Both of their children were homeschoolers.
Recent Examples on the Web This year’s first batch of Alabama winners include 10 students who attend private schools and one homeschooler. Rebecca Griesbach |, al, 11 May 2022 Already the family nurse, human resources professional, homeschooler, and food services director, mom has taken on yet another role: medical practice manager. Globe Staff,, 21 Dec. 2021 The movie stars Megan Suri as 15-year-old Bindu, a former homeschooler from India who easily aces classes at her new public school but struggles to navigate socially because of unrelenting bullying. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Sep. 2021 Online communities based on cultural and racial groups have been key to attracting and informing families who don’t fit the white, isolationist homeschooler stereotype. Pia Ceres, Wired, 3 June 2021 The park has seen an uptick in homeschooler visits. Cara Korte, CBS News, 24 Sep. 2020 The editors of Harvard Magazine have judged this an opportune time to advance a provocative argument against homeschooling and homeschoolers. Samuel James, WSJ, 24 Apr. 2020 Coronavirus drug research in Alabama, what the state politicians’ work schedule looks like, how everybody’s become a homeschooler and one way to enjoy an old-fashioned night out: Hank Aaron movie night and Alabama drive-ins step up. Bob Sims |, al, 27 Mar. 2020 The coronavirus has turned caregivers around the world into homeschoolers. Matt Villano, CNN, 16 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of homeschooler was in 1979

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Cite this Entry

“Homeschooler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

Kids Definition


home·​school·​er -ˌskül-ər How to pronounce homeschooler (audio)
: a person who homeschools
: a child who is homeschooled

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