school·​kid | \ ˈskül-ˌkid \

Definition of schoolkid

: a child or teenager attending school

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Alex is a normal and slightly dorky lower-middle class British schoolkid, living with his mom (Denise Gough). Lindsey Bahr, The Seattle Times, "‘The Kid Who Would Be King’: a refreshing take on the Arthurian legend," 23 Jan. 2019 At the state park, a group of schoolkids, parents and teachers have a picnic. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "‘Bucolic’ Whidbey Island surprised at skinhead headlines — and recent Lynnwood assault," 31 Dec. 2018 During the day that would have been set aside for a White House visit, the Warriors pick up some schoolkids and take a tour of a children’s museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Fun times throughout Warriors’ championship season," 10 June 2018 There were young Muslim women in hijabs, generations of feminists, goths, schoolkids, Drag Kings, Drag Queens, women priests, and a Franciscan monk. David Abrahams, Vogue, "A Very British Protest Unites London," 14 July 2018 But instead of mingling with the president, players and coaches met with local schoolkids in an intimate outing closed to media. Anna Orso,, "The Eagles won't visit the White House. Here are 15 ideas for what they should do instead," 5 June 2018 The Chicago schoolkids who make up Mariachi Herencia de Mexico had a hell of a summer in 2017. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Mariachi Herencia de Mexico turns Chicago schoolkids into chart-busting stars," 23 May 2018 On July 15, 1976, three men in their 20s seeking $5 million in ransom hijacked a busload of 26 schoolkids in Chowchilla, California., "PEOPLE Explains: Infamous Kidnappings Throughout History," 23 May 2018 Think of all those biopics with babies and schoolkids who only a few scenes later have grown up to become . . Mark Feeney,, "Han Solo isn’t the only movie character to get the young/old treatment," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of schoolkid

1934, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolkid

informal : a child or teenager who goes to a school

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