ju·​co ˈjü-ˌkō How to pronounce juco (audio)
plural jucos
: junior college
also : an athlete at a junior college

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This is his first time playing in Texas since his final game at Navarro, completing the circle on an improbable journey from juco gym to 14,000-seat arena. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Mar. 2022 He was rated the No. 12 overall juco player and No. 3 cornerback in 2020. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 11 May 2021 Tucker also has junior college tackle Brandon Baldwin, breaking from Dantonio’s aversion to juco players. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec. 2020 Auburn makes visit list for juco DE Deandre Butler, a defensive end from Independence (Kan.) Community College will apparently visit Auburn last this month. Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al, 19 Jan. 2020 Auburn previously got a commitment from the nation’s No. 1 juco offensive tackle, Kilian Zierer. Giana Han, al, 10 Nov. 2019 Candice, Rayford's high school sweetheart, was a sophomore at the school—and there was little doubt that his son, like Rayford's father (who played juco ball) and his uncle (who played NAIA), would be a basketball player too. Dan Greene, SI.com, 7 Feb. 2018 Jones, who was first-team all-district as a pitcher at his Houston-area high school, is signed to play baseball at San Jacinto College-North, a juco in Houston. Matt Breen, Philly.com, 6 June 2018 The 6-foot-5, 230-pound forward has delivered on the mismatch abilities that drew Moser to check him out in that juco tournament. Shannon Ryan, chicagotribune.com, 14 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History


junior college

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of juco was in 1939

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“Juco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juco. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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