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business college

noun
  1. a school for training students in the clerical aspects of business and commerce, as in typing or bookkeeping.
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Origin of business college

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for business college

Historical Examples

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

    Stories of a Western Town

    Octave Thanet

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

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch


British Dictionary definitions for business college

business college

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