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[kin-der-gahrt-ner, -gahrd-] /ˈkɪn dərˌgɑrt nər, -ˌgɑrd-/
a child who attends a kindergarten.
a kindergarten teacher.
Also, kindergartener.
1870-75; < German Kindergärtner. See kindergarten, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for kindergartener
  • One completely healthy kindergartener with no underlying issues that anyone knew about died.
  • She went from an intensive needs all day preschool setting to being a mainstreamed kindergartener without an aide.
  • Each incoming kindergartener in attendance will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies.
  • On her feet were sparkly purple shoes, complementing a pink backpack that seemed unusually stuffed for a kindergartener.
  • For example, a kindergartener's ability to pick out different shapes is a predictor of their fourth grade math achievement.
  • However, spitting in a peer's face is not something that is typical of a kindergartener.
Word Origin and History for kindergartener

"kindergarten teacher," 1872, from kindergarten + -er (1). The German form kindergartner is recorded in American English from 1863. As "kindergarten pupil," attested from 1935.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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