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Definition of "collegian" [col•le•gi•an]

  • A college student or recent college graduate. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "collegian" in a sentence
  • "They were the twin pitchers everyone wanted to see, the Nationals right-hander who was already well known as a collegian at San Diego State, and the Reds left-hander who was more of a mystery because he just left Cuba last July."
  • "It is, in fact, somehow endemic of this system where so much control comes from the top down and where so little is allowed from participation from the bottom up that begs the Pope to restore the kind of collegian church that was the great work of Vatican II."
  • "The hugely popular 'collegian' column that earlier provided students a platform to share heart-warming stories, experiences that stirred them, or changes in the life style of the Generation X is back."