dame school
noun Date: 1810 a school in which the rudiments of reading and writing were taught by a woman in her own home

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  • Dame School — Une Dame school de Nouvelle Angleterre. 1713, Bettman archive. On désigne sous le nom de Dame schools les premières écoles primaires privées dans les pays de langue anglaise. C étaient d ordinaire des femmes qui enseignaient à leur propre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dame-school — dame′ school n. edu (formerly) a school in which children were taught by a woman in her own home • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • Dame school — A New England Dame school in old colonial times . 1713. Bettman Archive A Dame School was an early form of a private elementary school in English speaking countries. They were usually taught by women and were often located in the home of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Dame school — Une Dame school de Nouvelle Angleterre. 1713, Bettman archive. On désigne sous le nom de Dame schools les premières écoles primaires privées dans les pays de langue anglaise. C étaient d ordinaire des femmes qui enseignaient à leur propre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dame school — ˈdām noun : a school in which the rudiments of reading and writing were taught to small children by a woman in her own home the other girls in the dame school which she attended S.H.Adams * * * dame school, Obsolete. an elementary school for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dame-school — /daym skoohl /, n. (formerly) a school in which the rudiments of reading, writing, and arithmetic were taught to neighborhood children by a woman in her own home. [1810 20] * * * dameˈ school noun (historical) A school for young children, usu… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dame school — ▪ education       small private school for young children run by women; such schools were the precursors of nursery, or infant, schools in England and colonial America. They existed in England possibly before the 16th century in both towns and… …   Universalium

  • dame-school — /daym skoohl /, n. (formerly) a school in which the rudiments of reading, writing, and arithmetic were taught to neighborhood children by a woman in her own home. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • dame school — noun historical a small primary school run by elderly women …   English new terms dictionary

  • dame school — /ˈdeɪm skul/ (say daym skoohl) noun (formerly) a small school for young children, run by a woman …   Australian English dictionary

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