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collegian Line breaks: col|le¦gian
Pronunciation: /kəˈliːdʒɪən/
/kəˈliːdʒ(ə)n/

Definition of collegian in English:

noun

A member of a college, especially within a university.
Example sentences
  • This farce is set in the upper-crust atmosphere of England's Oxford University in 1892, where the trio of collegians try every trick in the book to keep their secret liaisons a secret.
  • Missy Buttry, a senior at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, became the first collegian to win a third consecutive national cross-country title.
  • For young collegians, it can serve as a reminder of the glory days of our national sport.

Origin

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin collegianus, from collegium 'partnership' (see college).

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