noun Informal.

an undergraduate.

Origin of undergrad

by shortening
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Contemporary Examples of undergrad

  • McCaskill, while an undergrad at the University of Missouri, had a friend who was assaulted while on a date.

  • As an undergrad at Stanford, I was an English and Political Science double-major.

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    How I Write: Doug Dorst

    Noah Charney

    February 26, 2014

  • Cruz did his undergrad time at Princeton, and followed it up with Harvard Law, where he edited the storied Harvard Law Review.

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    The Reinvention of Ted Cruz

    Michelle Cottle

    March 12, 2013

  • This leaves only my school loans ($145,000 from law school at 6.8–7.9%, and $20,000 from undergrad at 4.25%).

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    How to Save it and Where

    Megan McArdle

    February 19, 2013

  • Four-year private college costs have more than doubled since I was an undergrad.

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    Did My Education Cost Too Much?

    Jessica Feldman

    September 12, 2012

Historical Examples of undergrad

Word Origin and History for undergrad

short for undergraduate, 1827.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper