Definition of pupil teacher in US English:

pupil teacher


  • A person who is both a pupil and a teacher; (British History) a school pupil preparing to be a teacher, whose time is divided between teaching younger pupils and being taught by the head teacher or at a separate establishment.


Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From pupil + teacher.


pupil teacher

/ˌpjuːpl ˈtiːtʃə/