[ uhp-bring-ing ]
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  1. 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.

Origin of upbringing

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

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British Dictionary definitions for upbringing


/ (ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ) /

  1. the education of a person during his formative years: Also called: bringing-up

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