Definition of schoolyard in English:

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schoolyard

Pronunciation: /ˈsko͞olyärd/

noun

chiefly North American
The grounds of a school, especially as a place for children to play: that schoolyard full of kids [as modifier]: the schoolyard bully
More example sentences
  • However, on the whole, it doesn't sound all that different from regular, everyday schoolyard bullying, and I doubt that's ever going to stop.
  • We would punish him, with really typical schoolyard bullying.
  • They should be protected from parents who pass along prejudices that lead to schoolyard bullying and, later in life, hate crimes.

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Syllabification: school·yard

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