Definition of colleger in English:

Share this entry

colleger

Pronunciation: /ˈkɒlɪdʒə/

noun

(At Eton College) a pupil who boards in the school itself rather than in the town. Compare with oppidan.
Example sentences
  • Leigh entered Eton College as a colleger in 1852; in 1858-9 he played cricket for the school.
  • For several generations the headmaster, who was the subordinate officer of the provost, had been an Eton colleger and scholar of King's College, Cambridge.
  • His early experience in Long Chamber, the collegers' dormitory, and his previous harsh experience at Ilminster influenced his later thinking on educational reform.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: col|leger

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.