school·​kid ˈskül-ˌkid How to pronounce schoolkid (audio)
: a child or teenager attending school

Examples of schoolkid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or the frustrated United Airlines captain who wanted to divert his flight because of unruly schoolkids in the back of the plane? Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024 For schoolkids, particularly adolescents, being clean can mean the difference between being bullied or not. David Frese, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 King Charles and Queen Camilla View a Piece of Queen Elizabeth's Royal History Before State Visit to Kenya Then, inside the atrium of the museum, Charles and Camilla were joined by local schoolkids to view exhibits documenting Kenya’s history and the events leading to the country’s independence. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 31 Oct. 2023 Savage and his massive crew almost look like schoolkids on the field trip of the year, gingerly exploring the scores of vehicles across the grounds. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 18 Dec. 2023 The little guy was harvested by Rubio and secured in a plastic sandwich bag—until the astronaut lost the tomato after showing it off to some schoolkids during an event. Li Goldstein, Bon Appétit, 15 Dec. 2023 End of carousel There are the local schoolkids who want to be MrBeast, or at least appear in his videos. Taylor Lorenz, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2023 Inside the museum, the royals met local schoolkids and viewed exhibits on Kenyan history and the timeline to the country's independence. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 31 Oct. 2023 Curiously, there seemed to be no VIP or movie star ballyhoo; instead, as The Times wrote, the inaugural passengers on the north-to-south trip were 150 L.A.-area schoolkids. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schoolkid was in 1934

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“Schoolkid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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