school·​child ˈskül-ˌchī(-ə)ld How to pronounce schoolchild (audio)
: a child attending school

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Every schoolchild remembers Paul Revere’s midnight ride. Karl Vick, Time, 25 Oct. 2022 As a schoolchild, Inna lived with her mother in a brutalist high-rise in Saltivka, a neighborhood dominated by such behemoths. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 Last September, Russian President Vladimir Putin was given a history lesson from a schoolchild. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 9 June 2022 As every English schoolchild knows, Alfred, King of Wessex, resists the Danes, gets whipped, regroups from his marshy redoubt, and unites Wessex to beat the Vikings at the Battle of Edington in 878. Joshua Levine, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Mar. 2022 Ukrainka is often reduced to her youthful patriotic verses, which every schoolchild in Ukraine reads. Uilleam Blacker, The Atlantic, 10 Mar. 2022 Every Catholic schoolchild knew the consequences: Mortal sin without absolution meant eternal damnation! New York Times, 17 Nov. 2021 Every schoolchild recognizes the Marvel story's protagonists: Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the X-Men., 8 Oct. 2021 Dixon said he was brought as a schoolchild to the park where the Lee statue stood. Sarah Rankin, ajc, 11 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schoolchild was in 1801

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Cite this Entry

“Schoolchild.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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school·​child ˈskül-ˌchīld How to pronounce schoolchild (audio)
: a child attending school
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