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business college

a school for training students in the clerical aspects of business and commerce, as in typing or bookkeeping.
Origin of business college
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • That the business college should no longer require me I could understand—for snobbery plays a terrible part in business.

  • We indite all our letters in the phraseology of the business college.

    Faces in the Fire Frank W. Boreham
  • The city has a training school for county teachers, a business college, two hospitals and a Carnegie library.

  • Just what do you mean when you say we are nothing but a business college?

    Stover at Yale Owen Johnson
  • I went up to town the next morning, and walked straight to the business college.

  • We tried a business college, and an engineering school, but it was no good.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
  • But as the business college lay on the way I determined to call there first.

  • My aunt sent me to a business college, and for a year my life there was a burden.

    Rockhaven Charles Munn
  • He'd gone one year to a business college in Seattle after he got out of high school!

    Somewhere in Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • Is that the way they teach you at the business college to talk to your employer?

    The Rosie World Parker Fillmore
British Dictionary definitions for business college

business college

a college providing courses in secretarial studies, business management, accounting, commerce, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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