B-school n. Business school.

BS Definition: 1. The place where you spend a lot of money trying to learn how to make a lot of money. 2. The primary institution responsible for inspiring the 1978 Bob Seger song “Feel Like a Number.”

Origin: We don’t know who first coined the phrase B-school, but our guess is it was some hipster student in Paris around 1819. That’s because the world’s first business school, ESCP Europe, was founded in Paris that year. If it wasn’t then and there, then it had to be around 1881, when the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania became the United States’ first business school.1 If our hunch is correct about ...

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