from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fish, especially a young fish, that swims in a school.

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  • noun Australia A senior school student, especially a school-leaver, engaged in unsupervised celebrations during schoolies week.
  • noun Australia A schoolteacher.
  • noun UK, military An education officer.
  • noun US A bass that swims in a school.


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From school +‎ -ie (“diminutive suffix”).


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  • "Schoolies celebrations on the Gold Coast have been marred by an increased number of arrests this year, but organisers say the graduating class of 2009 are tame compared to their predecessors. Gold Coast Schoolies Advisory Group chairman Mark Reaburn praised the behaviour of Schoolies, saying the majority of graduates had heeded warnings against binge drinking and illict drug taking."

    - Marissa Calligeros, Schoolies 'bored, annoyed' as fun fizzles,, 26 Nov 2009.

    November 26, 2009