non·​stu·​dent ˌnän-ˈst(y)ü-dᵊnt How to pronounce nonstudent (audio)
plural nonstudents
: a person who is not a student
The cafeteria is open to nonstudents.
often used before another noun
nonstudent visitors
nonstudent parking

Examples of nonstudent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Applicants must have had at least 24 consecutive months as a nonstudent and be within 18 consecutive months of completing an educational program. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 May 2023 District police received word that a nonstudent was at Brennan High School without permission at about 2 p.m., according to media reports. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Mar. 2023 Some, like Sandy Hook in 2012, were committed by nonstudents. Colleen Long, The Denver Post, 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, 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,, 11 Apr. 2018 UC police made three arrests — all nonstudents — during the protest. Rick Hurd, The Mercury News, 2 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonstudent was in 1827

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Cite this Entry

“Nonstudent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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