from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A private girls' school that stresses training in cultural subjects and social activities.
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- noun dated A
private schoolintended to furnish young womenwith the social skillsand cultural educationneeded in order to fulfill successfully a woman's traditionalrole in polite society.
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- noun a private school for girls that emphasizes training in cultural and social activities
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