[kuh-lee-juh n, -jee-uh n]


a student in, or a graduate of, a college.
a member of a college.

Origin of collegian

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin collēgiānus, equivalent to collēgi(um) college + -ānus -an
Related formspost·col·le·gian, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a current member of a college; student
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Word Origin and History for collegian

late 14c., from college + -ian.

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