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schoolbus (plural schoolbuses)

  1. Alternative form of school bus
    • 2009 June 6, Lawrence Downes, “And the Bronze Goes to ...”, in New York Times[1]:
      But it would be hard to fill a schoolbus with New Yorkers who know Robert Livingston, one of the lesser founding fathers, and George Clinton, not the guy with Parliament Funkadelic, but the other one who was Thomas Jefferson’s vice president.



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Een Amerikaanse schoolbus
An American school bus


  • IPA(key): /ˈsxoːl.bʏs/
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  • Hyphenation: school‧bus

Etymology 1[edit]

From school (school) +‎ bus (bus, coach, motor bus), calque of English school bus.


schoolbus m (plural schoolbussen, diminutive schoolbusje n)

  1. school bus [from 1920s]
    • 1923 March 29, "Ogilvie, Minn.", De Volksvriend, page 3.
      Mr. Khulman, die anders een schoolbus rijdt, gebruikt de laatste dagen een Ford vracht-auto daarvoor.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  • West Frisian: skoalbus

Etymology 2[edit]

Compound of school (school) +‎ bus (box, tin).


schoolbus f (plural schoolbussen, diminutive schoolbusje n)

  1. (archaic) A money box used for donating money to an education fund. [from late 19th c.]