non·​stu·​dent | \ ˌnän-ˈst(y)ü-dᵊnt How to pronounce nonstudent (audio) \
plural nonstudents

Definition of nonstudent

: a person who is not a student The cafeteria is open to nonstudents. often used before another nounnonstudent visitorsnonstudent parking

Examples of nonstudent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some, like Sandy Hook in 2012, were committed by nonstudents. Washington Post, "Secret Service study: School attackers showed warning signs," 7 Nov. 2019 Some, like Sandy Hook in 2012, were committed by nonstudents., "School shooters showed warning signs, says Secret Service study," 7 Nov. 2019 Some, like Sandy Hook in 2012, were committed by nonstudents. Colleen Long, The Denver Post, "Most school shooters showed warning signs, new Secret Service study finds," 7 Nov. 2019 In fact, the decline in labor-force participation of youths is even steeper than that of those who are 25 to 64 and is affecting students and nonstudents alike. Steven A. Camarota, National Review, "Unskilled Immigration Lowers Labor-Force Participation," 25 July 2019 The Apartment List survey showed about 8 percent of nonstudent millennials get some form of help from their parents to pay monthly rent and one-third of those renters have their rent paid by their parents in full. Anna Orso,, "How to buy a house or pay for rent? Mom and Dad might help," 11 Apr. 2018 UC police made three arrests — all nonstudents — during the protest. Rick Hurd, The Mercury News, "UC Berkeley condemns violent Milo Yiannopoulos protests," 2 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of nonstudent

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonstudent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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