freshman

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noun, often attributive fresh·man \ˈfresh-mən\

Definition of freshman

  1. 1 :  a first-year student

  2. 2 :  beginner, newcomer

Examples of freshman in a Sentence

  1. My daughter's a freshman at UCLA.

  2. He was the best freshman in professional basketball this year.

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First Known Use of freshman

1552



FRESHMAN Defined for English Language Learners

freshman

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Definition of freshman for English Language Learners

  • : a student in the first year of high school or college

  • : someone who is starting a job or activity


FRESHMAN Defined for Kids

freshman

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noun fresh·man \ˈfresh-mən\

Definition of freshman for Students

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freshmen

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  1. :  a first year student in high school or college



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