- 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.
Origin of alumnus
Examples from the Web for alumnus
She says she met Cosby, a Temple alumnus and big-time donor to the university, in November 2002.How Bill Cosby Allegedly Silenced His Accusers Through A Tabloid Smear Campaign
November 21, 2014
A former House Budget chairman and Fox News alumnus, Kasich was a libertarian leaning fiscal conservative before it was cool.The Secret GOP Swing State Election Romp
October 28, 2014
The celebrated nanny college counts as its most famous (if fictional) alumnus Mary Poppins.More Details About Prince George's New Nanny
March 21, 2014
Bernie is a fabulous writer I have long admired, a model McGill alumnus, and a new friend.The Hagel Finagel: On McCarthyite Attacks
December 28, 2012
The fact that the government employee in question is a McKinsey alumnus does not allay any of my concerns.The Green Stimulus' Red Ink
December 3, 2012
It should not insist on making every alumnus a linguist or a mathematician.
He is an alumnus of Dartmouth of '87 and of Boston University, department of medicine, of '90.Among the Sioux
R. J. Creswell
But the work of the Association and its officers has not stopped with the Alumnus.The University of Michigan
And chance might have made thee an alumnus, like one of those.Quo Vadis
The University, however, shares the attachment of the alumnus.Oxford and Her Colleges
- mainly US and Canadian a graduate of a school, college, etc
Word Origin and History for alumnus
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.