Meaning of day boarder in English:

day boarder

Pronunciation /ˈdeɪ ˌbɔːdə/


  • 1A pupil at a boarding school or similar educational establishment who remains at school for meals, but returns home in the evening.

  • 2historical A person who pays to have prepared meals at a boarding house but who does not lodge there overnight. Compare "boarder". Chiefly US in later use.


Mid 18th century. From day + boarder.