ju·​co | \ ˈjü-ˌkō How to pronounce juco (audio) \
plural jucos

Definition of juco

: junior college also : an athlete at a junior college

Examples of juco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Recruiting notebook: Updating fast-rising RB and 2 Alabama QBs," 19 Jan. 2020 Auburn previously got a commitment from the nation’s No. 1 juco offensive tackle, Kilian Zierer. Giana Han, al, "Auburn gets commitment from No. 2-ranked juco tackle," 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, "How Trae Young Is Transforming Oklahoma While Doing the Unprecedented," 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, "Meet the Phillies' Day 3 MLB draft picks, including one with a link to Mariah Carey," 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, "Loyola senior Aundre Jackson goes from juco 'grind' to NCAA tournament," 14 Mar. 2018 The juco reliance also can be seen as an indictment of KU’s ability to develop players under Beaty. Jesse Newell, kansascity, "Why KU football went juco-heavy in recruiting … 5 years after that plan backfired," 7 Feb. 2018 Coaches have long viewed junior-college transfers as quick fixes for roster holes, and the better juco recruits do tend to have more of an instant, quality impact (an 18% success rate in the chart above) than do recruits outside the top 50. Dan Hanner & Luke Winn, SI.com, "The art and science of predicting a college basketball season," 12 Oct. 2016 The Jayhawks now have 14 signed for the 2018 recruiting class, which includes nine juco players and five high-schoolers. Jesse Newell, kansascity, "Three-star running back picks KU over two perennial football powers," 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of juco

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for juco

junior college

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“Juco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juco. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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