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 Dents said the image was supposed to imply a schoolkid dreaming of possibilities. Doug Maccash,, "Franklin Ave. artwork changes with times, from education to Black Lives Matter to coronavirus," 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,, "SF school district already flunked distance learning. Why haven’t officials spent the summer cramming to ace it?," 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, "Dog bites, kidney infections and 335 laps of a car park -- how an ex-banker ran a marathon in every country," 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, "What Caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929—And What We Still Get Wrong About It," 24 Oct. 2019 One study counted schoolkids housing their lunches in under 10 minutes. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "Is It Ever Eat Week-Old Crab Curry at Work?," 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, "If Trump wanted to give himself sweeping new powers, could anyone stop him?," 13 June 2019 Throughout our conversation, Cardi has been jiggling her leg up and down like a schoolkid. Harper's BAZAAR, "Cardi B Opens Up About Her "Rags to Riches" Cinderella Story," 7 Feb. 2019 The students who were in the Thurston cafeteria 20 years ago are in their mid- to late-30s now and many of them no doubt have schoolkids of their own. Special To The Oregonian,, "Thurston 20 years later: 'I never want to cover another school shooting'," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of schoolkid

1934, in the meaning defined above

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11 Sep 2020

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“Schoolkid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolkid

informal : a child or teenager who goes to a school

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