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professional student

noun

a person who continues to take courses and earn degrees over a number of years instead of entering a profession related to the degrees

Examples

After five degrees, she stopped being a professional student.

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  • The professional student will miss learned notes and quotations of original passages in the language of their authors.

  • He was also a man of science, no mean rival, they say, of the professional student of biology and chemistry.

    The Critical Game John Albert Macy
  • In this mood she was encouraged by all the wiles and insinuating ways known to the professional student of human nature.

    Mlle. Fouchette Charles Theodore Murray
  • Believe me, there is no one quite so foolish as the professional student of character.

    Mrs. Falchion, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • Only the professional student can be expected to read it from cover to cover, but it is invaluable for purposes of reference.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • Not infrequently this seems an unnecessary hardship to a professional student anxious to get into the work of his chosen field.

    College Teaching Paul Klapper
Slang definitions & phrases for professional student

professional student

noun phrase

A person who continues to take courses and earn degrees over a number of years instead of entering a profession related to the degrees

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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