kindergartner

noun
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 kindergartener (audio) , ˈkin-​də-​ , -​də-​ How to pronounce kindergartener (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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Last school year, 4,812 kindergartners obtained medical exemptions from vaccines, a 70% increase from two years earlier, according to data from the California Department of Public Health. Los Angeles Times, "Dr. Bob Sears’ views on vaccines have inspired loyal followers — and a crush of criticism," 3 Sep. 2019 In some school systems, even kindergartners do some homework. Robert H. Tai, The Conversation, "Curious Kids: Is homework worthwhile?," 9 Aug. 2019 Last year, at the Westside Waldorf School, in the Pacific Palisades, about four in ten kindergartners were fully vaccinated. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "The Message of Measles," 26 Aug. 2019 The superintendent said it was mission accomplished getting kindergartners ready for their first day of school. John Benson, cleveland.com, "Parma City School District holds another successful Opening Kick-off at Byers Field," 20 Aug. 2019 Of 5,130 total kindergartners reported in the district, 129 received exemptions. Roy Kent, Houston Chronicle, "Vaccination rates show a dropoff," 31 July 2019 The new study involved analyzing annual data about kindergartners and their vaccination status at the start of school between 2000 and 2017. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "How California made a 'dramatic' impact on kindergartners getting vaccinated," 2 July 2019 The new study involved analyzing annual data about kindergartners and their vaccination status at the start of school between 2000 and 2017. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "How California made a ‘dramatic’ impact on kindergartners getting vaccinated," 2 July 2019 Fire alarm, Chagrin Boulevard: Officials at Moreland Hills Elementary School confirmed that a fire alarm at 9:19 a.m. on June 25 had been accidentally pulled by a kindergartner. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "Horse trailer detaches near Polo Field: Moreland Hills Police Blotter," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of kindergartner

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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