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alumnus

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noun alum·nus \ə-ˈləm-nəs\

Simple Definition of alumnus

  • : someone who was a student at a particular school, college, or university

Full Definition of alumnus

plural alum·niplay \-ˌnī\

  1. 1 :  a person who has attended or has graduated from a particular school, college, or university

  2. 2 :  a person who is a former member, employee, contributor, or inmate

Examples of alumnus

  1. Her parents are alumni of the state university.



Origin of alumnus

Latin, foster son, pupil, from alere to nourish — more at old


First Known Use: 1645



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