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or kindergartener

[kin-der-gahrt-ner, -gahrd-] /ˈkɪn dərˌgɑrt nər, -ˌgɑrd-/
a child who attends a kindergarten.
a kindergarten teacher.
Origin of kindergartner
From the German word Kindergärtner, dating back to 1870-75. See kindergarten, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But clay work is a branch now so universal that it seems unnecessary to dwell upon its advantages to the kindergartener.

  • A kindergartener who sent out Christmas gifts to twenty poor Scandinavian families received thanks from only one.

    The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross
  • The Cincinnati kindergartener is more than a teacher—she serves many masters.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
Word Origin and History for kindergartener

"kindergarten teacher," 1872, from kindergarten + -er (1). The German form kindergartner is recorded in American English from 1863. As "kindergarten pupil," attested from 1935.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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