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verb (used with object)
  1. to teach (one's children) at home instead of sending them to school.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to educate one's children at home.
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  1. a school set up in the home.
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Related formshome·school·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Such a home-school the association plants in the midst of these utterly necessitous children.

    Catholic World, Vol. XI, April 1870-September 1870


British Dictionary definitions for home-school


  1. to teach one's child at home instead of sending him or her to school
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    1. being educated at home rather than in schoolhome-school kids
    2. relating to the education of children in their own homes instead of in schoolhome-school parents
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Word Origin and History for home-school



by 1989 (implied in homeschooling), from home (n.) + school (v.). Related: Homeschooled.

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