Dictionary.com

upbringing

[ uhp-bring-ing ]
/ ˈʌpˌbrɪŋ ɪŋ /
Save This Word!

noun
the care and training of young children or a particular type of such care and training: His religious upbringing fitted him to be a missionary.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

Origin of upbringing

First recorded in 1475–85; gerund of upbring“to rear children” (obsolete since the 16th century)

Words nearby upbringing

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use upbringing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for upbringing

upbringing
/ (ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ) /

noun
the education of a person during his formative yearsAlso called: bringing-up
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK