home·​school·​er | \ ˈhōm-ˌskü-lər How to pronounce homeschooler (audio) \

Definition of homeschooler

1 : one that homeschools
2 : a child who is homeschooled

Examples of homeschooler in a Sentence

Both of their children were homeschoolers.
Recent Examples on the Web 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 The goal of the event is to bring current and prospective homeschoolers together with the growing number of businesses who offer products, services, classes, and programs to that audience. Houston Chronicle, 2 Mar. 2020 The plot follows 15-year-old Bindu, a former homeschooler from India who has no trouble achieving top grades at her public school but can no longer take the bullying. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, 26 Feb. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'homeschooler.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of homeschooler

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About homeschooler

Time Traveler for homeschooler

Time Traveler

The first known use of homeschooler was in 1979

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near homeschooler



home scrap

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for homeschooler

Last Updated

10 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Homeschooler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for homeschooler



English Language Learners Definition of homeschooler

: a child who is taught at home instead of in a school
: a parent who teaches a child at home instead of sending the child to a school


home·​school·​er | \ ˈhōm-ˌskü-lər How to pronounce homeschooler (audio) \

Kids Definition of homeschooler

1 : a person who teaches school subjects to children at home
2 : a child who is taught school subjects at home

More from Merriam-Webster on homeschooler

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for homeschooler


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!