Definition of upbringing
: early training; especially : a particular way of bringing up a child had a strict upbringing
Recent Examples of upbringing from the Web
After moving to the Old Town neighborhood in the early 1980s as a struggling young actor, the alum of the Second City instantly fell for its then-seedy charm, accented by dive bars, that were a far cry from his upbringing on the North Shore.
Food has been a significant part of my upbringing, and my fondest childhood memories and traditions.
Ivey also talked about her upbringing in Camden, Ala.
The German chancellor, the most powerful politician in Europe, grew up in Eastern Germany, and her upbringing there has long been credited for her staunch support for closer European-American ties.
Jared had a correspondingly privileged upbringing in New Jersey.
According to accounts by family friends and neighbors, his strict Muslim upbringing was upended by the events of 2011.
The singer then had a seat to talk about his musical upbringing and cringe as Fallon showed off a pic of three-year-old Niall jamming on a plastic guitar while wearing a camo onesie.
After the screening, White praised these parts of the documentary, saying his upbringing in the conservative South was hugely influential on his art.
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First Known Use of upbringing
UPBRINGING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of upbringing for English Language Learners
: the way a child is raised : the care and teaching given to a child by parents or other people
UPBRINGING Defined for Kids
Definition of upbringing for Students
: the process of raising and training
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