Meaning of “eternal student” in the English Dictionary

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"eternal student" in British English

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eternal studentnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ɪˌtɜː.nəl ˈstjuː.dənt/ us /ɪˌtɝː.nəl ˈstuː.dənt/ humorous

Examples from literature

  • He became known as 'the eternal student,' to the great wrath of the heirs who waited for the reversion of his legacy. 

(Definition of “eternal student” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)