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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A preparatory school.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A private school intended to prepare its students to get into prestigious universities.
  • n. A private primary school which prepares its pupils for the common entrance examination most commonly at the age of eleven, and subsequent entry into public school.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a private secondary school

Etymologies

clipping of preparatory + school (Wiktionary)

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