Definition of charm school in US English:

charm school


dated, humorous
  • A school offering tuition in social graces such as etiquette.

    • ‘But he did manage himself like a charm school valedictorian.’
    • ‘Obviously break-ups were not something they covered in charm school.’
    • ‘Her sister was still in her last year of charm school, which Natasha had narrowly graduated from the year before.’
    • ‘I shook his hand in the way two years of charm school had taught and smiled.’
    • ‘Dressing in my normal charm school uniform of a pleated skirt, white blouse, and black knee-highs, I joined Seth downstairs.’


charm school

/ˈCHärm ˌsko͞ol//ˈtʃɑrm ˌskul/