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kindergartner

or kindergartener

[kin-der-gahrt-ner, -gahrd-] /ˈkɪn dərˌgɑrt nər, -ˌgɑrd-/
noun
1.
a child who attends a kindergarten.
2.
a kindergarten teacher.
Origin of kindergartner
1870-1875
1870-75; < German Kindergärtner. See kindergarten, -er1
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  • But clay work is a branch now so universal that it seems unnecessary to dwell upon its advantages to the kindergartener.

  • A kindergartener who sent out Christmas gifts to twenty poor Scandinavian families received thanks from only one.

    The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross
  • The Cincinnati kindergartener is more than a teacher—she serves many masters.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
Word Origin and History for kindergartener
n.

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

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