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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNDER-GRADUATE

Every able-bodied public school boy and under-graduate of military age has joined the colours.

She flirts with him all through the four years of his under-graduate course.

In my under-graduate days at Cambridge, the proneness of "classical men" to commit the blunder in question was proverbial.

The result of this was that, during his career as an under-graduate, he neglected all the opportunities for geological study.

It is a lamentable fact that an Oxford under-graduate does not invariably look the gentleman.

I did what even in my under-graduate days was rarely my habit—I drank till I was considerably excited.

Occasionally a word of admonition, but gently expressed, as an Oxford under-graduate might have expressed it, or master of arts.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, a hybrid formed from under + graduate (n.). British used fem. form undergraduette in 1920s-30s.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.