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 park has seen an uptick in homeschooler visits. Cara Korte, CBS News, "Colorado business owners adapt to COVID realities, prepare for future," 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, "A Harvard Professor Shows Her Prejudice Against Homeschoolers," 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, "Drug research here + politician work + homeschooling and a night out?," 27 Mar. 2020 The coronavirus has turned caregivers around the world into homeschoolers. Matt Villano, CNN, "How 'regular school' parents can homeschool their kids," 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, "March 4-17: Quilt shows, performances and St. Pat’s parade lined up for northwest Houston," 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, "Missed your chance to see the movie shot in Broad Ripple? 'MisEducation of Bindu' is back," 26 Feb. 2020 Sayali is a 16-year-old, homeschooler and witch with a passion for the arts and music. cleveland, "What is Cleveland’s Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick?," 22 Nov. 2019 For example, Connections Academy advertises resources on its website that are specifically aimed at traditional homeschoolers. Sarah Schutte, National Review, "How Technology Is Changing Homeschooling," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of homeschooler

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Homeschooler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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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

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