day student


: a student who attends regular classes at a college or preparatory school but does not live at the institution

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Affirmative action:The next legal battle over race and education has already begun Students vow continued resistance Earlier in the day students joined religious and political leaders in a large protest before the board meeting. Zac Anderson, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2023 George will be a day student, along with his two siblings. Monique Jessen, Peoplemag, 22 Aug. 2022 Some states are considering alternating which days students attend school or splitting the day into two shifts to help decrease class sizes. Lily Altavena, azcentral, 28 May 2020 In Ohio, this may require staggering which days students come to school. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, 17 May 2020 Upon my first day students were running around, screaming, throwing, hitting, swearing — a lot of awful things. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Oct. 2019 Phillips Academy serves 1,130 boarding and day students. John Laidler,, 11 Feb. 2020 In just a few days, all the day students were transferred. Classrooms were rearranged. New York Times, 28 Dec. 2019 The more than 40-year-old existing student center no longer meets the space or functional needs of the school community, according to the academy, which serves about 400 boarding and day students on its 456-acre campus. John Laidler,, 14 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of day student was in 1883

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“Day student.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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