[kuh-lee-jit, -jee-it]See more synonyms for collegiate on Thesaurus.com
- 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
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
First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English
word from Late Latin
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for uncollegiate
Its students come, in the main, from the inert mass of the uncollegiate public.
Goodloe was looking at old Rundle's document when he ripped out a most uncollegiate swear-word.
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
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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).
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