kin·​der·​gart·​ner | \ ˈkin-dər-ˌgärt-nər How to pronounce kindergartner (audio) , ˈkin-də-, -ˌgärd- \
variants: or less commonly kindergartener \ ˈkin-​dər-​ˌgär-​tə-​nər How to pronounce kindergartner (audio) , ˈkin-​də-​ , -​də-​ How to pronounce kindergartner (audio) \

Definition of kindergartner

1 : a child attending or of an age to attend kindergarten
2 : a teacher at a kindergarten

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Recent Examples on the Web Fabian Padilla and his wife spent part of Tuesday researching bulletproof gear for their kindergartner, scrolling through smiley-face backpacks with armored lining and kid-size hoodies designed to protect against gunfire. Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, 25 May 2022 Google’s top suggestions resembled clumsy cubist drawings of tables as imagined by a kindergartner. Michelle Slatalla, WSJ, 17 May 2022 Her older daughter and 6-year-old son, a kindergartner at South Loop Elementary, have each taken a mental health day. Olivia Olander,, 18 Mar. 2022 Some parents are outraged after learning a kindergartner brought alcohol to school and shared it with classmates. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2022 For Gloria Weinberg of Northbrook, the event was about making memories and spending time with her grandsons Joseph Weinberg, 7, a first-grader, and Michael Weinberg, 6, a kindergartner, both children from Northbrook. Karie Angell Luc,, 18 Mar. 2022 On Staten Island, another kindergartner had lost one of his bottom teeth and couldn’t wait to show off his new smile. New York Times, 7 Mar. 2022 The Soloves’ kindergartner, Ezra, has already come up with a rebuilding plan. Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2022 Cheung in 1997 watched the handover unfolding on television as an unknowing 4-year-old kindergartner enjoying steamed fish. Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of kindergartner

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Kindergartner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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