alumna

alumna

[uh-luhm-nuh]
noun, plural alumnae [uh-luhm-nee, -nahy] .
a woman who is a graduate or former student of a specific school, college, or university.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; < Latin: foster daughter, pupil; feminine of alumnus

alum, alumna, alumnae, alumni, alumnus (see usage note at alumnus).


See alumnus.
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alumna (əˈlʌmnə)
 
n , pl -nae
chiefly (US), (Canadian) a female graduate of a school, college, etc
 
[C19: feminine of alumnus]

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