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homeschooling

[hohm-skoo-ling]
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noun
  1. the practice of teaching one's own children at home, instead of sending them to school.
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Origin of homeschooling

First recorded in 1985–90
Related formshome-school·ing, noun

homeschool

or home-school

[hohm-skool]
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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noun
  1. a school set up in the home.
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Related formshome·school·er, noun
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Word Origin and History for homeschooling

homeschool

v.

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

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