col·​le·​gian | \ kə-ˈlē-j(ē-)ən How to pronounce collegian (audio) \

Definition of collegian

: a student or recent graduate of a college

Examples of collegian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That club includes Lyman 2016 grad Sean Clarke (16-2¾), who cleared 18-feet as a collegian for Penn; and 2017 Winter Park alum Greg Skage (16-0), who has gone 17-9¾ as Air Force’s senior team captain. Buddy Collings,, 4 May 2021 His upside may suggest a better pro career than as a collegian. Stephen Means, cleveland, 1 May 2021 An experimental drug causes a collegian to grow to a monstrous height. Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2021 As a four-year collegian with a low-post game, the NBA might not know what to do with him. Dan Shaughnessy,, 22 Jan. 2021 As a collegian at Utah from 2003-05, Bogut averaged 16.6 points and 11.1 rebounds in 66 games all of them starts. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Dec. 2020 Williams is the youngest collegian in this year’s draft. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, 12 Nov. 2020 Warren was Seattle’s 23rd round draft selection in 2015 after pitching at both Cincinnati and Ashland University as a collegian. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 21 Oct. 2020 The 2017 West Coast Conference Championship at Riverside was the first of Kuest’s 10 wins as a collegian. The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of collegian

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Collegian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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