upbringing


upbringing

noun

  1. the care and training of young children or a particular type of such care and training: His religious upbringing fitted him to be a missionary.

noun

  1. the education of a person during his formative yearsAlso called: bringing-up

n.1510s, “act of rearing a young person,” from up + bringing (see bring). Mainly in Scottish till c.1870, when it became general.

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