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Origin of schoolhouse

First recorded in 1400–50, schoolhouse is from the late Middle English word scolehous. See school1, house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of schoolhouse

  • With a careless nod to Halbert, she took Robert's arm, and left the schoolhouse.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • I have never had to sweep out the schoolhouse since the time you know of.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • They took each other's hands, and went towards the schoolhouse.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • But when he got there he found that the schoolhouse had not yet been completed.

  • It is a schoolhouse for lovers, and we are lovers in the making.

    The Golden Fountain

    Lilian Staveley

British Dictionary definitions for schoolhouse


  1. a building used as a school, esp a rural school
  2. a house attached to a school
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