student body

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

student, from Latin studens, present participle of studere ‎(to study).

body, from Old English bodiġ, of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

student body ‎(plural student bodies)

  1. A united group of persons who study at an educational institution.
    The student body held its annual all-school meeting to discuss prom night.
  2. (American football, slang) A football play in which most of the players run to one side of the field.
    student body left
    student body right

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