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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for business college

Historical Examples of business college

  • I went to the business-college and learned book-keeping, and afterward I learned typewriting and shorthand.

  • Everybody helped him register third prep, with business-college extras.

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch

British Dictionary definitions for business college

business college


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