Enured Graduate Student N. One Who Has Been In Graduate School For 10 Years (the Usual Maximum Is 5 Or 6)

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tenured graduate student n.

One who has been in graduate
school for 10 years (the usual maximum is 5 or 6): a `ten-yeared'
student (get it?). Actually, this term may be used of any grad
student beginning in his seventh year. Students don't really get
tenure, of course, the way professors do, but a tenth-year graduate
student has probably been around the university longer than any
untenured professor.