schoolkid

noun
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

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, OregonLive.com, "Thurston 20 years later: 'I never want to cover another school shooting'," 20 May 2018 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, Philly.com, "The Eagles won't visit the White House. Here are 15 ideas for what they should do instead," 5 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'schoolkid.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of schoolkid

1934, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about schoolkid

Statistics for schoolkid

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for schoolkid

The first known use of schoolkid was in 1934

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for schoolkid

schoolkid

noun

English Language Learners Definition of schoolkid

informal : a child or teenager who goes to a school

More from Merriam-Webster on schoolkid

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with schoolkid

Comments on schoolkid

What made you want to look up schoolkid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

readily or continually undergoing change

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!