Etonian

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Etonian

(iːˈtəʊnɪən)
n
(Education) a pupil of Eton College
adj
(Education) of or relating to Eton College
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Noun1.Etonian - a student enrolled in (or graduated from) Eton College
educatee, pupil, student - a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
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Translations

Etonian

(Brit)
nSchüler mam Eton College
adjdes Eton College
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References in classic literature ?
Thee in thy favourite fields, where the limpid, gently-rolling Thames washes thy Etonian banks, in early youth I have worshipped.
"Surgebat Macnevisius Et mox jactabat ultro, Pugnabo tua gratia Feroci hoc Mactwoltro." - Etonian.
Harry with fellow players by the famous wall; TOP CHAPS AND TAILS: Etonians on wall watch a scrum
Many Etonians have admitted to being baffled by the rules of the game, which is one of the oldest forms of football and is said to be inspiration for the game of Quidditch from the Harry Potter books.
The PM has repeatedly faced accusations of cronyism, with even Tory MPs unhappy about the number of Etonians who dominate his inner circle.
As if to echo his point, there was Michael Gove, caught sitting on the "naughty step" beside the Speaker instead of the front bench after he complained that there were too many Etonians in the cabinet.
MICHAEL GOVE has hit out at the "ridiculous" numbers of Old Etonians in David Cameron's inner circle.
Apparently five of the six men writing the next Tory manifesto are old Etonians. George Osborne is the odd man out.
Discovered in a box of papers and scrapbooks bought as a job lot at another auction, it's for the meeting of Old Etonians and Blackburn Rovers at the Kennington Oval.
So far all we have had from the Old Etonians David Cameron and George Osborne is empty rhetoric and soundbites.
For a man who prides himself on his common touch and his ability to charm people, a big failing is that he constantly chooses to surround him se lf with Old Etonians.
"They seem to be very arrogant like I suppose Old Etonians can be.