from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to Eton or Eton College in England.
- noun One who is or has been a pupil at Eton College, a famous educational establishment of England, at Eton in Buckinghamshire, opposite Windsor, founded in 1440 by Henry VI.
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- proper noun One who is enrolled in or has graduated from
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- noun a student enrolled in (or graduated from) Eton College
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The Etonian is one of several amongst the shadow cabinet who have been privately educated and gone to Oxbridge.
Re "Is it just me getting tired of people bringing up the 'Etonian' argument to rebut anything said by Cameron?"
I don't know what "Etonian" is on, but I think I'd like some.
Is it just me getting tired of people bringing up the 'Etonian' argument to rebut anything said by Cameron?
Notwithstanding the interesting conversation of our host, who had not allowed a residence of many years in a mind-rusting city to impair his love of literature, a love dating from the time when Praed edited the "Etonian," and Metius Tarpa contributed to the "College Magazine," we were obliged to leave early.
He wrote in the "Etonian," created and edited by Mackworth Praed; and is mentioned in Praed's poem on Surly Hall as
He wrote in the "Etonian," created and edited by Mackworth Praed; and is mentioned in Praed's poem on
He has been kind enough to favour me with the following effective sketch of Coley as an undergraduate: ” 'Patteson as he was at Oxford, comes back to me, as the representative of the very best kind of Etonian, with much good that he had got from Eton, with something better, not to be got at Eton or any other school.
The idea of the charming and literate old Etonian going off into the desert with his camel and thesaurus has its lingering appeal.
"Events, dear boy, events" appear to be disrupting the plans of the second Etonian to occupy Downing Street since Supermac.