academic costume


the ceremonial garb of the students and faculty in schools, colleges, and universities, consisting of a flat cap (mortarboard), a long, wide-sleeved gown, and sometimes a hood, worn especially at commencement exercises.

Nearby words

  1. acad.,
  2. academe,
  3. academese,
  4. academia,
  5. academic,
  6. academic dress,
  7. academic freedom,
  8. academic gown,
  9. academic rank,
  10. academic year

Also called academic dress. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019