school-leav·​er ˈskül-ˌlē-vər How to pronounce school-leaver (audio)
: one who has left school usually after completing a course of study instead of continuing on to a college or university

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of school-leaver was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“School-leaver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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