Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A child who is not old enough to attend kindergarten.
  • noun A child who is enrolled in a preschool.

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  • noun A child who is educated at preschool.

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  • noun a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten

Etymologies

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From preschool +‎ -er.

Examples

  • (But than again, 120 minute wait for ANYTHING in the hot sun with a preschooler is not worth it!)

    Summer Vacation « Happy Healthy Hip Parenting

  • I love that your preschooler is doing woodworking!

    » Unexpected Gift Strocel.com

  • This is late-Victorian London, rendered in terms a preschooler can grasp.

    2009 August 08 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • The preschooler was the daughter of the alleged shooter and his girlfriend.

    The Seattle Times

  • However competent I am at dressing the bottom half of me for a preschooler, I completely fall apart on the top half.

    Left Neglected

  • Angie is so grateful she had the right combination of opportunities beginning with her parents' commitment to her education, and grateful for the great start she had as a preschooler.

    Marian Wright Edelman: From Head Start to Harvard

  • There was a time when Grace was a preschooler, Mary Catherine a toddler and Tessa a baby, when Seena did melt into Dick, when he had felt her love.

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • Angie is so grateful she had the right combination of opportunities beginning with her parents' commitment to her education, and grateful for the great start she had as a preschooler.

    Marian Wright Edelman: From Head Start to Harvard

  • Finally . . . come on, Maggie, Phoebe coaxed, sounding more like a preschooler than a college student.

    A Stitch Before Dying

  • They had been waiting until they figured out a way to explain it to him, since the "when two people love each other..." doesn't work since both parents happen to be in same sex relationships, and trying to explain in vitro fertilization to a preschooler is not the best idea.

    Reflections Over Jalpeños

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