Ivy Leaguer


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

Ivy League

n.
An association of eight universities and colleges in the northeast United States, comprising Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.
adj.
Of or resembling the traditions of the Ivy League.

[So called because of the ivy-covered older college buildings.]

Ivy Leaguer n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ivy Leaguer - a student or graduate at an Ivy League school
alumna, alumnus, graduate, grad, alum - a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
educatee, pupil, student - a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
References in periodicals archive ?
He plays the lead in the upcoming "The Catcher was a Spy," the real-life story of Ivy Leaguer and major league ballplayer Moe Berg, a spy with the forerunner of the CIA during World War II.
He also plays the lead in "The Catcher Was a Spy," the real-life story of Ivy Leaguer and major league ballplayer Moe Berg, a spy with the forerunner of the CIA during World War II, premiering later this month at the Sundance Film Festival.
Meet the teenager with a tough past who has become an Ivy Leaguer after living in a care home in the Highlands.
This Ivy Leaguer, however, was more enthralled by the art of the first generation, which he had the opportunity to see in depth.
In the middle of all this, Krause has somehow managed to become an Ivy Leaguer.
At least one, Troy Fairbanks (Brandon Bell), is a second-generation Ivy Leaguer, but another, Colandrea Conners (Teyonah Parris), is fresh from the South Side of Chicago.
Whenever I receive a book to review that is written by some hotshot Ivy Leaguer, I brace myself for all the deception and tomfoolery that I will have to endure.
It's one of modern cinema's most familiar and resonant moments: the scene in Good Will Hunting where Matt Damon's character humiliates a Harvard student, contending that the Ivy Leaguer blew $150,000 to learn less than Will could learn with a library card.
It's exactly the sort of sound you'd expect from a 22-year-old Ivy Leaguer and artist's son who grew up on a steady diet of 10-plus minute electronic music.
He'd have been old American money, an Ivy Leaguer with a spread in Kentucky say, and a power-base in New York from which his wife could sashay daily to lunch with fund-raisers and giggle at gossip behind her bejewelled hand.
General Interiors was the brainchild of Colin Carpi III, an Ivy Leaguer whose vision was to gobble up major furniture manufacturers to dominate market share in a very fragmented industry.