Alumna



a woman who is a graduate or former student of a specific school, college, or university.
Contemporary Examples

“They claim me as an alumna, though I did not alum,” she said.
Melissa Leo Breaks Oscar Silence Jacob Bernstein February 20, 2011

“Women are expected to do everything, do it well, and look hot while doing it,” one alumna told the commission.
Princeton’s Woman Problem Evan Thomas March 20, 2011

The ‘SNL’ alumna is back with her first film since ‘Bridesmaids.’
Kristen Wiig on ‘Girl Most Likely’ and Why She Nixed ‘Bridesmaids 2’ Marlow Stern July 17, 2013

“You are buying into that network,” says one recent Harvard alumna.
Ivy League After Dark Rebecca Davis O’Brien March 20, 2011

Historical Examples

A debate was sometimes introduced, a Shakespeare reading, or an address by an alumna student.
Earliest Years at Vassar Frances A. Wood

It was founded by an alumna for marked proficiency in English with general excellency in other lines.
Daddy Long-Legs Jean Webster

To the alumna and the student, the picture called up by those words is sufficiently definite and demands no amplification.
Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray

noun (pl) -nae (-niː)
(mainly US & Canadian) a female graduate of a school, college, etc
n.

see alumnus.

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