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upbringing

[uhp-bring-ing] /ˈʌpˌbrɪŋ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; up- + bringing
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British Dictionary definitions for upbringings

upbringing

/ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ/
noun
1.
the education of a person during his formative years Also called bringing-up
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Word Origin and History for upbringings

upbringing

n.

1510s, "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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