Phi Beta Kappaplay
Simple Definition of Phi Beta Kappa
: a special society for students who do excellent academic work at a college or university in the U.S.
: a person who is a member of Phi Beta Kappa
Full Definition of Phi Beta Kappa
: a person winning high scholastic distinction in an American college or university and being elected to membership in a national honor society founded in 1776
Examples of phi beta kappa in a sentence
He belongs to Phi Beta Kappa.
He made Phi Beta Kappa his sophomore year.
He's a Phi Beta Kappa.
Origin and Etymology of phi beta kappa
Phi Beta Kappa (Society), from phi + beta + kappa, initials of the society's Greek motto philosophia biou kybernētēs philosophy the guide of life
First Known Use: 1912
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