se·​nior·​i·​tis | \ ˌsē-nyər-ˈī-təs How to pronounce senioritis (audio) \

Definition of senioritis

: an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades

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Savvy Professors For most professors teaching senior classes, this isn’t their first rodeo, and observing seniors with senioritis is nothing new. Erin Nicole Celletti, Teen Vogue, "Why You Shouldn’t Slack Second Semester of Senior Year," 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of senioritis

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of senioritis was in 1907

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