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1slang Slang (in a public school) a large room or hall used for holding school assemblies, etc.
2Children's Slang, informal Informal (originally Children's slang) a school which provides the next level of a child's education, especially a secondary school.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Hughes (1822–1896), social reformer and children's writer.
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