Ivy Leaguer


: a student at or a graduate of an Ivy League school

Examples of Ivy Leaguer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sizes available: 7-13 (including half sizes) Features: Suede upper, lug outsole $185 at Madewell The chic combination of colors on these loafers screams Ivy Leaguer in the best possible way. Chadner Navarro, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Nov. 2023 In West, every character is out of place — an Ivy Leaguer beguiled by Hollywood, a vaudeville hoofer reduced to door-to-door selling, a Midwesterner lured to California for his health, a suspiciously mature child actor. Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2023 The Aztecs’ field-goal percentage plummets to No. 133, trailing another Ivy Leaguer (Penn) and directional programs Southern Illinois and North Alabama. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Jan. 2023 Ryan is a bonafide Texas legend, while Daniels is an Ivy Leaguer from Queens. Dallas News, 25 Aug. 2022 And McNamara was an all-Ivy Leaguer at Brown, joining the Western Mass Pioneers in Ludlow in the off-season. Frank Dell'apa, BostonGlobe.com, 28 June 2022 Coming off the bench midway through the first quarter, van der Maas finished with six 3-pointers, tied for the third-most by an Ivy Leaguer this season. Staff Reports, courant.com, 10 Jan. 2022 Beesley jumped at the chance to become an Ivy Leaguer, committing after spending his spring break visiting the campus in New Jersey. Wright Wilson, Detroit Free Press, 2 Oct. 2021 Harvard graduate Brent Suter can no longer lay claim to being the only Ivy Leaguer on the Brewers roster. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Ivy Leaguer was in 1935

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“Ivy Leaguer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ivy%20Leaguer. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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