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kindergarten

[ kin-der-gahr-tn, -dn ]
/ ˈkɪn dərˌgɑr tn, -dn /
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noun
a school or class for young children between the ages of four and six years.
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Origin of kindergarten

1850–55; <German: literally, children's garden, equivalent to Kinder children (see kind2) + Gartengarden

OTHER WORDS FROM kindergarten

pre·kin·der·gar·ten, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for kindergarten

kindergarten
/ (ˈkɪndəˌɡɑːtən) /

noun
a class or small school for young children, usually between the ages of four and six to prepare them for primary educationOften shortened to (in Australia and New Zealand): kinder, kindy, kindie

Derived forms of kindergarten

kindergartener, noun

Word Origin for kindergarten

C19: from German, literally: children's garden
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