Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who prepares himself or others, as for an examination, by cramming.
- n. A lie.
- n. A book used for accelerated study in preparation for an exam
- n. A student who is studying hard for an exam
- n. A teacher who is aiding said student.
- n. A school whose speciality is helping students to pass certain exams.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who crams; esp., one who prepares a pupil hastily for an examination, or a pupil who is thus prepared.
- n. a teacher who is paid to cram students for examinations
- n. a student who crams
- n. a special school where students are crammed
- n. a textbook designed for cramming
“Mixed-nationality students can also attend after-school programs originally designed for low-income families that can't afford "crammer" schools, test-preparation classes seen as essential to getting ahead.”
“As a result, students are forced to supplement state education with hours of extra classes a week at 'crammer' schools offering courses ranging from English to Science.”
“Both young men attended the classes of a celebrated "crammer" of that day, H.A. S. Heltberg, who had opened in 1843 a Latin school where elder pupils came for a two-years 'course to prepare them for taking their degree.”
“Tina gained admittance to Oxford, says the book, after she attended a "crammer" school designed to help late-blooming students pass university entrance exams.”
“Richmond with the 'crammer' who was expected to do great things for”
“Jim Cotton was entered upon the roll-call of some celebrated "crammer" near the Crystal”
“I was quite hopeful as to the result, for my "crammer" again impressed me at the last moment with his entire conviction that I would pass with eclat; while, my good friend the vicar, who had given me the most flaming of testimonials, cheered me up with his cordial wishes for my success, as did also dear little Miss Pimpernell, in her customary impulsive way.”
“Her brain was becoming a mere receptacle for dates and definitions, vocabularies and rules syntactic, for thrice-boiled essence of history, ragged scraps of science, quotations at fifth hand, and all the heterogeneous rubbish of a 'crammer's' shop.”
“Confidence is unshaken; -- for, on December 30_th_, _Sunday_, Captain de Camp is reported a "glorious oriental brick," -- he having kindly prescribed all sorts of good things for his invalid friend, without the slightest regard to expense; and, moreover, broken Brown's quinsy by administering an extraordinary anecdote, or "crammer," that scarcely any one could”
“A worse system and one more calculated to obstruct the acquisition of sound knowledge and to give full play to the "crammer" and the "grinder" could hardly have been devised by human ingenuity.”
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