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business college

a school for training students in the clerical aspects of business and commerce, as in typing or bookkeeping.
Origin of business college
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for business college
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  • She had been to business college and was a dandy stenographer.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • We indite all our letters in the phraseology of the business college.

    Faces in the Fire Frank W. Boreham
  • Just what do you mean when you say we are nothing but a business college?

    Stover at Yale Owen Johnson
  • We tried a business college, and an engineering school, but it was no good.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
  • And their son, who went back yesterday to his business college.

  • But as the business college lay on the way I determined to call there first.

  • My aunt sent me to a business college, and for a year my life there was a burden.

    Rockhaven Charles Munn
  • Is that the way they teach you at the business college to talk to your employer?

    The Rosie World Parker Fillmore
  • There must be something you want—to go to school or business college.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • I wasn't so far off, when I thought of the business college for him.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
British Dictionary definitions for business college

business college

a college providing courses in secretarial studies, business management, accounting, commerce, etc
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