normal school


: a usually 2-year school for training chiefly elementary teachers

Word History


translation of French école normale; from the fact that the first French school so named was intended to serve as a model

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of normal school was in 1826

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“Normal school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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