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 As a collegian, Caleb Bolden pitched for Arkansas and Texas Christian. Globe Staff,, 18 July 2022 The drafting of Nikola was the same as deciding whether to take a collegian, someone from the G League, a freshman or a senior. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 28 June 2022 Razorbacks junior Quinn Owen ran the fastest time by a collegian in the 800 at 2:04.03. Junior Bailee McCorkle cleared 13-7 1/4 to take third in the pole vault for Arkansas. Bob Holt, Arkansas Online, 30 Jan. 2022 For instance, while peerless as a commentator and transcendent as a collegian, Bill Walton did not produce even half the NBA value that Dwight Howard has. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Oct. 2021 That said, Saturday was Phillips III’s best game as a collegian. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Oct. 2021 Jackson has yet to appear in a game as a collegian, which makes the short-term quarterback situation at Utah a little unnerving. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Sep. 2021 As far as Carlson is concerned, the collegian will not be overmatched against pros with more experience, longer resumes or faster times. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 29 July 2021 Brewer has played in 44 games as a collegian, 39 of which have come against Power Five competition. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Aug. 2021 See More

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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 10 Aug. 2022.

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