kindergartner

or kin·der·gar·ten·er

[ kin-der-gahrt-ner, -gahrd- ]
/ ˈkɪn dərˌgɑrt nər, -ˌgɑrd- /
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noun

a child who attends a kindergarten.
a kindergarten teacher.

Nearby words

  1. kind of,
  2. kind-hearted,
  3. kinda,
  4. kindergarten,
  5. kindergartener,
  6. kindhearted,
  7. kindheartedly,
  8. kindjal,
  9. kindle,
  10. kindless

Origin of kindergartner

From the German word Kindergärtner, dating back to 1870–75. See kindergarten, -er1

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Word Origin and History for kindergartener

kindergartener

n.

"kindergarten teacher," 1872, from kindergarten + -er (1). The German form kindergartner is recorded in American English from 1863. As "kindergarten pupil," attested from 1935.

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