Definition of alumna noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈlʌmnə//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈlʌmnə//
(pl. alumnae
BrE BrE//əˈlʌmniː//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈlʌmniː//
(formal, especially North American English) University people
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a former woman student of a school, college or university See related entries: University people Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Latin, feminine of alumnus from Latin, ‘nursling, pupil’, from alere ‘nourish’.
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