kaleyard-school

kaleyard school

noun
a school of writers describing homely life in Scotland, with much use of Scottish dialect: in vogue toward the close of the 19th century.
Also, kailyard school.


Origin:
1895–1900

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kaleyard school or kailyard school
 
n
a group of writers who depicted the sentimental and homely aspects of life in the Scottish Lowlands from about 1880 to 1914. The best known contributor to the school was J. M. Barrie
 
kailyard school or kailyard school
 
n

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