alumnus /əˈlʌmnəs/


I. noun

a male former pupil or student of a particular school, college, or university

a Harvard alumnus.
– origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin, ‘nursling, pupil’, from alere ‘nourish’. / usage: In the singular, alumnus nearly always means a male, but the plural alumni can be used to refer to pupils or students of either sex.

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