Definition of public schooling in English:

public schooling

noun

  • 1Originally and chiefly North American. Education at the expense of the State; State schooling.

  • 2Chiefly British. Education at a public school.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Boston Recorder. From public + schooling, after public school.

Pronunciation

public schooling

/ˌpʌblɪk ˈskuːlɪŋ/