Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A female former pupil or student of a particular school, college, or university.‘the University of Ottawa alumna was in Japan’
- ‘The core of any marketing strategy for new physicists is to bring alumnae and alumni into direct contact with students and faculty.’
- ‘She is an alumna of the Yale School of Art and the Whitney Independent Study Program.’
- ‘Another girl, an alumna of the school, now makes promotional films for institutes such as this centre.’
- ‘One alumna won a summer scholarship to the Alvin Ailey School.’
- ‘The descendant was also an alumna of the school, and she agreed to donate samples of her blood for the project.’
- ‘An alumna and former employee of the university, she earned her doctorate at Nova Southeastern University.’
- ‘Usually it is not a matter of controversy when a distinguished alumna returns to her alma mater to address former mentors and current students.’
- ‘As an alumna of Northwestern University, I was disappointed that my alma mater was not listed.’
- ‘An alumna of Bishop Cotton Girls' High School, her talents won her the status of suave scholar.’
- ‘The gift from the alumna will be used to create scholarships and student aid awards to deserving students who pursue careers in health education and music.’
- ‘He was given a tour and expressed his happiness that so many alumnae were attending Oxford.’
- ‘They work in recruiting and outreach programs and keep in touch with alumni and alumnae.’
- ‘But what has the college done to keep other alumnae interested?’
- ‘I have achieved those goals, and it is now my desire to rejoin the ranks of alumnae who serve the college in innumerable ways.’
- ‘The keynote speaker, an Iowa State alumna, said information technology is the most important contributor to growth.’
- ‘It was one of the reasons I ceased to be an active member or join any of the alumnae groups after I graduated.’
- ‘Naturally, one of its most important sources is the school's alumnae.’
- ‘I am a proud alumna of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.’
- ‘For some years Merrill served as an alumna trustee of Wellesley College.’
- ‘Some alumnae also criticized Collins for removing the college's mission statement from its website.’
Late 19th century: from Latin, feminine of alumnus (see alumnus).
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.