schoolchild

noun
school·​child | \ ˈskül-ˌchī(-ə)ld How to pronounce schoolchild (audio) \

Definition of schoolchild

: a child attending school

Examples of schoolchild in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dixon said he was brought as a schoolchild to the park where the Lee statue stood. Sarah Rankin, ajc, 11 July 2021 Dixon said he was brought as a schoolchild to the park where the Lee statue stood. Sarah Rankin, ajc, 11 July 2021 Not without permission, as Tian knows, and so, like a schoolchild who needs a bathroom, Tian asks the troupe’s director, Meng, for leave to accept the invitation. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2021 Dixon said he was brought as a schoolchild to the park where the Lee statue stood. Sarah Rankin, ajc, 11 July 2021 Dixon said he was brought as a schoolchild to the park where the Lee statue stood. Sarah Rankin, ajc, 11 July 2021 Every schoolchild knows the accomplishments of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. Luther Ray Abel, National Review, 30 July 2021 Dixon said he was brought as a schoolchild to the park where the Lee statue stood. Sarah Rankin, ajc, 11 July 2021 Dixon said he was brought as a schoolchild to the park where the Lee statue stood. Sarah Rankin, ajc, 11 July 2021

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First Known Use of schoolchild

1801, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2021

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“Schoolchild.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schoolchild. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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schoolchild

noun

English Language Learners Definition of schoolchild

: a child who goes to a school

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