finishing school

finishing school
noun Date: 1832 a private school for girls that emphasizes cultural studies and prepares students especially for social activities

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • finishing school — finishing schools N VAR A finishing school is a private school where rich or upper class young women are taught manners and other social skills that are considered to be suitable for them. At 16 Jill was sent to a Swiss finishing school. ...where …   English dictionary

  • finishing school — finishing .school n a private school where rich girls go to learn social skills …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • finishing school — n. a private school for young women that emphasizes training in cultured behavior, social graces, etc …   English World dictionary

  • finishing school — ► NOUN ▪ a private college where girls are prepared for entry into fashionable society …   English terms dictionary

  • Finishing school — This article is about finishing school, for the reality show see Charm School (TV series) otheruses A finishing school is defined as a private school for men or women that emphasizes training in cultural and social activities. [… …   Wikipedia

  • Finishing School — Une «Finishing School» est une école privée, voire plus généralement un pensionnat, pour jeunes filles dont l enseignement est spécialement orienté sur la culture et les activités sociales. La traduction française peut être Ecole de bonnes… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • finishing school — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms finishing school : singular finishing school plural finishing schools an expensive private school that teaches young women the skills needed to be successful in upper class society …   English dictionary

  • finishing school — noun A private school intended to furnish young women with the social skills and cultural education needed in order to fulfill successfully a womans traditional role in polite society. All she needs is a year or two at a fashionable finishing… …   Wiktionary

  • finishing school — /ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ ˌskul/ (say finishing .skoohl) noun a school for completing the education of young women and preparing them for entrance into fashionable society …   Australian English dictionary

  • finishing school — fin′ishing school n. edu a private school, usu. a high school or junior college, that educates young women for life in society • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • finishing school — a private school, usually at the high school or junior college level, that teaches young women social graces and prepares them for life in society. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

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