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[ek-struh-kuh-rik-yuh-ler] /ˌɛk strə kəˈrɪk yə lər/
outside the regular curriculum or program of courses:
football, orchestra, and other extracurricular activities.
outside one's regular work, responsibilities, or routine.
Informal. outside the conventional bounds of propriety or ethics:
Does his wife know he has an extracurricular girlfriend?
Origin of extracurricular
1920-25; extra- + curricular Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for extracurricular
  • She also says she didn't let her kids choose their extracurricular activities or allow them to be in school plays.
  • But when the school board learns of his extracurricular activities, he is suspended without pay for the semester.
  • They begin by scrubbing the graffiti off the walls, but their extracurricular activities don't stop there.
  • Make your list now and then add the skills and attributes gained through your work and extracurricular experiences.
  • Athletic teams and extracurricular clubs also raise money this way.
  • Now comes more news of extracurricular intervention in the world of higher learning.
  • They will have to cut back on their extracurricular activities.
  • Determine the level of extracurricular activity and academic load that works for your family, and don't overdue it.
  • My students today give me the impression that they haven't done a whole lot of extracurricular reading.
  • They were my students, and chaperoning them was an extracurricular duty at our language school.
British Dictionary definitions for extracurricular


taking place outside the normal school timetable: extracurricular activities
beyond the regular duties, schedule, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for extracurricular

1925, from extra- + curricular (see curriculum).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for extracurricular



Irregular; irresponsible: not an affair, but an extracurricular fling

[fr the college sense ''outside the academic curriculum'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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