Phi Beta Kappa

noun Phi Be·ta Kap·pa \ ˌfī-ˌbā-tə-ˈka-pə \

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

  1. He belongs to Phi Beta Kappa.

  2. He made Phi Beta Kappa his sophomore year.

  3. 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


PHI BETA KAPPA Defined for English Language Learners

Phi Beta Kappa

noun

Definition of Phi Beta Kappa for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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