[ ee-toh-nee-uhn ]

  1. a person who is or has been a pupil at Eton College.

  1. of or relating to Eton College.

Origin of Etonian

First recorded in 1740–50; Eton + -ian

Words Nearby Etonian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Etonian in a sentence

  • The thorough Etonian impress, with all that it involved, was of no small account in his life, as well as in that of his son.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson | Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The Latin poetry of an Etonian is generally reckoned at that School the chief test of his literary talent.

    Spare Hours | John Brown
  • The scholarship had been won by a precocious Etonian with an extraordinary talent for 'stems' and all that appertaineth thereto.

    Robert Elsmere | Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • "The cooking is fifty times better at old Birch's," the young Etonian growled.

    Salome | Emma Marshall
  • Fitzjames's position in this bigger public school had at any rate one advantage over his old Etonian days.

British Dictionary definitions for Etonian


/ (iːˈtəʊnɪən) /

  1. a pupil of Eton College

  1. of or relating to Eton College

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