school·​kid | \ ˈskül-ˌkid How to pronounce schoolkid (audio) \

Definition of schoolkid

: a child or teenager attending school

Examples of schoolkid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like a schoolkid playing an imaginary opponent in his front driveway. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Feb. 2021 Dents said the image was supposed to imply a schoolkid dreaming of possibilities. Doug Maccash,, 31 Aug. 2020 It’s the rare San Francisco public schoolkid, parent or teacher who thought our emergency experiment with distance learning in the spring went well. Heather Knight,, 11 July 2020 Backed by the Ministry of Sport in El Salvador, he was joined by a group of 1,000 people made up of schoolkids and local athletes. George Ramsay, CNN, 9 Dec. 2019 This is part of every schoolkid’s learning in social studies, but financial historians don’t think the evidence is very strong for that. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, 24 Oct. 2019 One study counted schoolkids housing their lunches in under 10 minutes. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 7 Oct. 2019 As most schoolkids and casual viewers of The Americans know, the American Cold War was a decades-long boon for the paranoia-industrial complex—but the particular specifications of this mobilization have only come episodically into public view. Ed Burmila, The New Republic, 13 June 2019 Throughout our conversation, Cardi has been jiggling her leg up and down like a schoolkid. Harper's BAZAAR, 7 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of schoolkid

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Schoolkid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolkid

: a child or teenager who goes to a school

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