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kaleyard school

or kailyard school


noun

a school of writers describing homely life in Scotland, with much use of Scottish dialect: in vogue toward the close of the 19th century.

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Nearby words

kalendar, kalends, kaleva, kalevala, kaleyard, kaleyard school, kalgan, kalgoorlie, kali, kali yuga, kalian

Origin of kaleyard school

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for kailyard school

kaleyard school

kailyard school


noun

a group of writers who depicted the sentimental and homely aspects of life in the Scottish Lowlands from about 1880 to 1914. The best known contributor to the school was J. M. Barrie
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