[kuh-lee-jit, -jee-it]


of or relating to a college: collegiate life.
of, characteristic of, or intended for college students: collegiate clothes; a collegiate dictionary.
of the nature of or constituted as a college.


Origin of collegiate

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word collēgiātus. See college, -ate1
Related formscol·le·giate·ly, adverbcol·le·giate·ness, nounpost·col·le·giate, adjectivepre·col·le·giate, adjectivepro·col·le·giate, adjectivepseu·do·col·le·giate, adjectivequa·si-col·le·giate, adjectivesub·col·le·giate, adjectiveun·col·le·giate, adjective
Can be confusedcollegial collegiate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for uncollegiate

Historical Examples of uncollegiate

  • Its students come, in the main, from the inert mass of the uncollegiate public.

    The Teacher

    George Herbert Palmer

  • Goodloe was looking at old Rundle's document when he ripped out a most uncollegiate swear-word.


    O. Henry

British Dictionary definitions for uncollegiate



Also: collegial of or relating to a college or college students
(of a university) composed of various colleges of equal standing


Canadian short for collegiate institute
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Word Origin and History for uncollegiate



mid-15c., from Latin collegiatus "member of a college or corporation," in Medieval Latin, "of or pertaining to a college," from collegium (see college).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper