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

 

alumnus

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əˈlʌmnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈlʌmnəs//
 
(pl. alumni
BrE BrE//əˈlʌmnaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈlʌmnaɪ//
 
)
(formal, especially North American English) University people
 
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a former male student of a school, college or university See related entries: University people Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin, ‘nursling, pupil’, from alere ‘nourish’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: alumnus