the care and training of young children or a particular type of such care and training: His religious upbringing fitted him to be a missionary.

1475–85; up- + bringing

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upbringing (ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ)
Also called: bringing-up the education of a person during his formative years

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1520, "act of rearing a young person," from up + bringing (see bring). Mainly in Scottish till c.1870, when it became general.
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Example sentences
Bad upbringing and the lack of manners is the primary cause of the rude
  behaviour in our society.
Someone who is truly straight edge has had an upbringing in an underground punk
  or hardcore setting.
Because of their meticulous upbringing, they harbor none of the microbes that
  normally give mice their distinctive acrid odor.
People who object to this are reacting to problems in their own upbringing.
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