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kindergartner

or kin·der·gar·ten·er

[kin-der-gahrt-ner, -gahrd-]
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noun
  1. a child who attends a kindergarten.
  2. a kindergarten teacher.
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Origin of kindergartner

From the German word Kindergärtner, dating back to 1870–75. See kindergarten, -er1
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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

n.

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

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