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summer school

noun
  1. study programs offered by a school, college, or university during the summer to those who wish to obtain their degrees more quickly, who must make up credits, or who wish to supplement their education.
  2. a school offering such programs.
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Origin of summer school

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for summer school

Historical Examples

  • "I've decided to stay over for summer-school, dear," he said to her one afternoon in mid-June.

    Ann Arbor Tales

    Karl Edwin Harriman

  • He was roused by the sound of a dinner-horn such as they used to blow at a summer-school he had once attended in the Adirondacks.

    "Captains Courageous"

    Rudyard Kipling

  • I have been giving a course of six lectures on psychology "for teachers" at a so-called "summer-school" in Colorado Springs.


British Dictionary definitions for summer school

summer school

noun
  1. a school, academic course, etc, held during the summer
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