sophomore

noun
soph·​o·​more | \ ˈsäf-ˌmȯr also ˈsȯf- or ˈsä-fə- or ˈsȯ-fə- How to pronounce sophomore (audio) \

Definition of sophomore

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a student in the second year at college or a 4-year secondary school

sophomore

adjective

Definition of sophomore (Entry 2 of 2)

: being or associated with the second in a series their sophomore album

Examples of sophomore in a Sentence

Noun

She's a sophomore in high school.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Richard Chen, 16, is a sophomore at Ridgewood High School who likes to play clarinet and dive deep into educational videos on YouTube. Taylor Hartz, chicagotribune.com, "Shout Out: Richard Chen of Norridge uses YouTube to learn about wildlife," 5 June 2019 Jack Owen, the de factor current ace of the team is a draft-eligible sophomore. Sam Blum | Sblum@al.com, al.com, "MLB Draft: Which Auburn players will get taken, and where?," 4 June 2019 In the first season, Cheryl was a sophomore, along with Betty, Archie, and Veronica. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "9 "Riverdale" Plot Holes That Will Keep You Up at Night," 3 May 2019 The only other time Woods played against Cantlay was in the 2011 Frys.com Open when Cantlay was a sophomore at UCLA. Doug Ferguson, The Seattle Times, "Woods to open Match Play against PGA Tour rookie of year," 25 Mar. 2019 Peyton Boyd is a 15-year-old sophomore at Muskogee High School and a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. Rebecca Nagle, Teen Vogue, "Invisibility is the Modern Form of Racism Against Native Americans," 23 Oct. 2018 Founders Rajya Atluri and Clio Harralson launched the site in January, when the two Pi Beta Phi sorority sisters were sophomores at UT Austin’s business honors program. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "This startup for college students is trying to make shopping for theme parties easier," 3 Oct. 2018 Her oldest daughter just started college, and her second daughter is a sophomore at Arapahoe High. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "What Littleton Learned," 1 Aug. 2018 Baranczyk will be an incoming sophomore at Bay Port after finishing tied for fifth at the state meet in 2017. Christopher Kuhagen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kettle Moraine grad Cavaiani continues impressive rise as she qualifies for Junior PGA Championship for second straight year," 6 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Most recently, Trixie Mattel topped the Heatseekers Albums chart with her sophomore folk offering One Stone. Patrick Crowley, Billboard, "'RuPaul's Drag Race': The Season 10 Cast Picks the Best Alumni of All Time," 4 Apr. 2018 On the verge of twin wins is sophomore teammate Stephan Lukashev, second in both the 50 free (21.28) and the 100 free (46.97) a year ago. Glae Thien, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Swimming preview: top competitors, season story lines," 14 Mar. 2018 But the offensive star for MU was sophomore wing Sacar Anim, who had a collegiate-high 26 points. Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MU 90, Creighton 86: Golden Eagles storm back in second half," 17 Feb. 2018 So was sophomore wing V.J. King and freshman guard Darius Perry. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "With their ‘backs against the wall’ after loss to Syracuse, Cards must keep fighting," 6 Feb. 2018 The usual suspects provided the sharpshooting from long distance: senior guard Andrew Rowsey was 5 of 6, sophomore guard Markus Howard 4 of 9 and sophomore wing Sam Hauser was 4 of 5. Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Marquette's sharpshooters overcome early foul trouble against Wisconsin," 9 Dec. 2017 Erin was able to play her sophomore season at Granite Hills in ’15, but her medical problems weren’t over. John Maffei, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Granite Hills senior determined to stay on the field," 9 Oct. 2017 Today, Zordich explained how sophomore cornerback Lavert Hill had established himself as a starter at one spot -- but the other job remained completely open. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Report: Michigan defensive back Keith Washington to transfer," 21 Aug. 2017 Named to the second team was sophomore outfielder/pitcher Sydney Jones, while freshman catcher/second baseman Arlene Osnaya and freshman infielder Kristal Bendfelt garnered honorable mention. Staff Reports, Glendale News-Press, "Sports Briefs: Former St. Francis High standout dominates on mound," 30 May 2017

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First Known Use of sophomore

Noun

1688, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sophomore

Noun

perhaps from Greek sophos wise + mōros foolish

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sophomore

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sophomore

US : a student in the second year of high school or college

sophomore

noun
soph·​o·​more | \ ˈsäf-ˌmȯr How to pronounce sophomore (audio) , ˈsä-fə-ˌmȯr\

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: a student in the second year of high school or college

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