redshirt
 v.— «After the morning announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance, Andersen’s kindergartners sat down on a blue rug. Two, one boy and one girl, had been redshirted—the term, borrowed from sports, describes students held out for a year by their parents so that they will be older, or larger, or more mature, and thus better prepared to handle the increased pressures of kindergarten today.» —“When Should a Kid Start Kindergarten?” by Elizabeth Weil New York Times June 3, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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