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#196060 - 01/13/11 12:18 AM Newbie, looking for a word.
kbear570am Offline
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Registered: 01/12/11
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So my delinquent roommate has informed me, somewhat adamantly, that a word exists to describe the set of classmates that went to school with someone during their entire tenure at a school. To elaborate, I went to Butler from 02-06, so this word would encompass the folks that were seniors in '02 to those that were freshman in '06. (seven classes in all)

Can you smiths please help me find this word!?

I am new to the boards here, so go easy on me if this is really entry level wordsmithery. Thanks ahead of time!

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#196064 - 01/13/11 02:35 AM Re: Newbie, looking for a word. [Re: kbear570am]
bexter Offline
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Maybe alumni or 'class of ---' (American) but you could always try the onelook reverse dictionary...
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#196075 - 01/13/11 07:02 AM Re: Newbie, looking for a word. [Re: bexter]
Faldage Offline
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Well, "alumni" would refer to anyone who went to the same school without regard to being in at the same time and "the class of ___" would limit it to students that were in the same year, i.e., a freshman when you were a freshman, etc. I don't know of any single word that covers this concept, but then I don't know every word in the English language. There may well be a word that covers this concept but is only used by some small subset of the people covered by the word. It may, for example, be used only by students at Boogaloo State and is unheard of in other venues.

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#196079 - 01/13/11 07:53 AM Re: Newbie, looking for a word. [Re: Faldage]
Candy Offline
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Registered: 09/21/10
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I don't know...but it sounds like a nice friendship.
Stick around......someone may come up with it.

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#196101 - 01/13/11 10:02 AM Re: Newbie, looking for a word. [Re: Faldage]
kbear570am Offline
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Registered: 01/12/11
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hahaha! I really do hope that a Boogaloo State exists!

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#196103 - 01/13/11 10:34 AM Re: Newbie, looking for a word. [Re: kbear570am]
zmjezhd Offline
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I have sometimes hear cohort used of people who started work at a company at the same time (usually as recent college graduates).
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#196108 - 01/13/11 11:08 AM Re: Newbie, looking for a word. [Re: zmjezhd]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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We have a boarding school for boys nearby, that never
accepts transfer students. So the graduating class
definitely fits your word search.

WELCOME KBEAR
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#196119 - 01/13/11 11:34 AM Re: Newbie, looking for a word. [Re: LukeJavan8]
bexter Offline
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Maybe you could use schoolfellows...? hmmm difficult one...I will continue to think on it...
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#196120 - 01/13/11 11:36 AM Re: Newbie, looking for a word. [Re: bexter]
tsuwm Offline
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'confrere' isn't getting much use these days..

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#196125 - 01/13/11 11:43 AM Re: Newbie, looking for a word. [Re: tsuwm]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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"Compadre" or "comrade" is more contemporaneous.
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