the three R's

noun

: the basic subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic that are taught in school to young children

Dictionary Entries Near the three R's

Cite this Entry

“The three R's.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20three%20R%27s. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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