Definition of Kaleyard School in English:

Kaleyard School

Pronunciation /ˈkālyärd ˌsko͞ol/ /ˈkeɪljɑrd ˌskul/

proper noun

  • A group of late 19th-century fiction writers, including J. M. Barrie, who described local town life in Scotland in a romantic vein and with much use of the vernacular.


From Scots kaleyard or kailyard, literally ‘kitchen garden’.