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sophomore

1sophomore

noun soph·o·more \ˈsäf-ˌmr also ˈsf- or ˈsä-fə- or ˈs-fə-\

: a student in the second year of high school or college

Full Definition of SOPHOMORE

:  a student in the second year at college or a 4-year secondary school

Examples of SOPHOMORE

  1. She's a sophomore in high school.

Origin of SOPHOMORE

perhaps from Greek sophos wise + mōros foolish
First Known Use: 1688

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

2sophomore

adjective

Definition of SOPHOMORE

:  being or associated with the second in a series <their sophomore album>

First Known Use of SOPHOMORE

1953

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