Meaning of cram school in English:

cram school

Pronunciation /ˈkram skuːl/

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  • A private institution specializing in preparing students for examinations; (in later use) specifically such an institution in East Asia (especially Japan) or serving students of East Asian (especially Japanese) descent; compare "juku", "crammer".


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times.