Definition of finishing school in English:

finishing school

Syllabification: fin·ish·ing school


  • A private school where girls are prepared for entry into fashionable society.
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    • All the other girls are going home to attend prestigious intuitions; colleges for girls, universities, finishing schools.
    • Within five years of his appointment he had turned the institute from a finishing school for witless girls into a seminary with a worldwide reputation.
    • Though we do have two finishing schools for girls as neighbors, seeing the same pretty faces every year can be tiring.

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