Origin of upbringinggerund, gerundive of obsolete upbring, to rear, train ( from Middle English upbryngen: see up- and bring)
Upbringing is the way a child is raised, or the lessons, instructions and teachings that his or her parents impart.
When a child is raised by strict parents, this is an example of a strict upbringing.
The rearing and training received during childhood.
- bringing up
- She couldn't imagine an upbringing with no parents, a clan of brothers who hated him, and no ability to change his nature.
- I wouldn't wish my upbringing on anyone else.
- Maybe that backward upbringing was the reason she wanted him to be the decision maker.
- My upbringing after that can be called interesting.
- Even as a boy he was concerned for the upbringing of his half-brothers, his mother's children by Owen Tudor.