schoolkid

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While not completely noise-cancelling, these do block about 83 percent of ambient noise, which is pretty ideal for a schoolkid. Jessica Hartshorn, Good Housekeeping, 12 Jan. 2023 Every American schoolkid learns the magic number of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius in the rest of the world) as the average body temperature. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 9 Jan. 2020 For decades, almost every schoolkid in the country has faced mandatory vaccinations for everything from polio to tetanus and diphtheria. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 30 Oct. 2021 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, NOLA.com, 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, SFChronicle.com, 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 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schoolkid. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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