[ hohm-skool ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌskul /
verb (used with object)
to teach (one's children) at home instead of sending them to school.
verb (used without object)
to educate one's children at home.
a school set up in the home.
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Related formshome·school·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for home-schooler
a child who is educated at home, esp by his or her parents
a parent who educates a child at home
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Word Origin and History for home-schooler
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