academic costume


Definition of academic costume

: a costume consisting typically of cap, gown, and sometimes hood worn on occasion by students, holders of academic degrees, and faculty of a school, college, or university

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First Known Use of academic costume

1804, in the meaning defined above

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“Academic costume.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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