Alumni



a graduate or former student of a specific school, college, or university.
a former associate, employee, member, or the like:
He invited all the alumni of the library staff to the party.
Contemporary Examples

But the University of Chicago, last time I checked, has 87 Nobel Prize winners among its faculty and alumni.
Joe Paterno Was a Dictator: Penn State Deserved Its Punishment Buzz Bissinger July 23, 2012

The pressures on administrators come from all sides: alumni donors are pleased when ranking goes up and irate when it goes down.
Law Schools Fudge Numbers, Disregard Ethics to Increase Their Ranking Brian Z. Tamanaha June 16, 2012

A sobering article on gang rape inside a UVA fraternity has Wahoo alumni like myself up in arms.
How UVA Is Failing Its Women Allison McNearney November 19, 2014

Lucinda Roy is an alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where she has taught since 1985.
The Killer in My Class Lucinda Roy April 1, 2009

Some notable Fringe alumni include Urinetown: The Musical, which transferred to Broadway, and the off-Broadway hit Dog Sees God.
At Fringe Fest, Women Will Rule Shannon Donnelly August 9, 2010

Historical Examples

Old man, are you going to be with us at the livest Friendship Feed the alumni of the good old U have ever known?
Babbitt Sinclair Lewis

And yet you probably all make one mistake about me: you take me for the alumni of some university.
Bonaventure George Washington Cable

Certainly the alumni haven’t, and I don’t believe that the administrative officers have, either.
The Plastic Age Percy Marks

Some alumni might be nostalgic for the Gothic structures of their university days.
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin

There is, in other words, a real sense in which the college belongs to the alumni.
Football Days William H. Edwards

noun (pl) -ni (-naɪ)
(mainly US & Canadian) a graduate of a school, college, etc
n.

see alumnus.
n.

1640s, from Latin alumnus “a pupil,” literally “foster son,” vestigial present passive participle of alere “to nourish” (see old), with ending akin to Greek -omenos. Plural is alumni. Fem. is alumna (1882), fem. plural alumnae.

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