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[ee-toh-nee-uh n] /iˈtoʊ ni ən/
a person who is or has been a pupil at Eton College.
of or relating to Eton College.
Origin of Etonian
1740-50; Eton + -ian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To the general, who is an Etonian, he is a kind of neighbour.

    General Bramble Andr Maurois
  • "He is first-class," the lieutenant, who was an old Etonian, said.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • The scholarship had been won by a precocious Etonian with an extraordinary talent for 'stems,' and all that appertained thereto.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The other Etonian is already within a couple of yards of the crease.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • While translating Pliny and dabbling in chemistry, Shelley was not wholly neglectful of Etonian studies.

    Shelley John Addington Symonds
  • “As to that, we have enough of it, provided we stick to rules,” answered the Etonian.

    Ernest Bracebridge William H. G. Kingston
  • In still later time he doubtless spoke even more passionately to his wife of the fires of Etonian persecution.

    The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2) John Cordy Jeaffreson
  • He was a freshman, an Etonian, a "Gourmet" and a member of the Bullingdon.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
British Dictionary definitions for Etonian


a pupil of Eton College
of or relating to Eton College
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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