This page has two definitions of valedictorian in English. Valedictorian is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
Formed 1759, from valediction.
valedictorian (plural valedictorians)
- (US, Canada, properly) The individual in a graduating class who delivers the farewell or valedictory address, often the person who graduates with the highest grades.
- (US, Canada, colloquial) The individual in a graduating class who graduates with the highest grades.
- 2020 July 2, Arthur C. Brooks, “A College Degree Is No Guarantee of a Good Life”, in The Atlantic:
- Our oldest son was valedictorian of his high school class and went to a top university. But right about this time two years ago, our second son told us he wasn’t interested in college.
farewell speech giver
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