first-year

noun
\ ˈfərst-ˌyir How to pronounce first-year (audio) \
variants: or first year
plural first-years or first years

Definition of first-year

: a student in the first year (as at a high school or college) : a first-year student Experts say fledgling first-years can expect to experience the thrill of autonomy, of being in the driver's seat for what may be the first time ever.— Jan McCoy Ebbets

First Known Use of first-year

1986, in the meaning defined above

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“First-year.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first-year. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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