or home-school

[ hohm-skool ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to teach (one's children) at home instead of sending them to school.

verb (used without object)
  1. to educate one's children at home.

  1. a school set up in the home.

Origin of homeschool

First recorded in 1770–80 for def. 3 and in 1980–85 for current senses; home + school1

Other words from homeschool

  • homeschooler, noun

Words Nearby homeschool Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use homeschool in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for home-school


  1. to teach one's child at home instead of sending him or her to school

    • being educated at home rather than in school: home-school kids

    • relating to the education of children in their own homes instead of in school: home-school parents

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