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noun soph·o·more \ˈsäf-ˌmȯr also ˈsȯf- or ˈsä-fə- or ˈsȯ-fə-\

Definition of sophomore

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

Examples of sophomore in a sentence

  1. She's a sophomore in high school.

Origin and Etymology of sophomore

perhaps from Greek sophos wise + mōros foolish


First Known Use: 1688


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sophomore

adjective soph·o·more

Definition of sophomore

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

1953

First Known Use of sophomore

1953


SOPHOMORE Defined for English Language Learners

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noun soph·o·more \ˈsäf-ˌmȯr also ˈsȯf- or ˈsä-fə- or ˈsȯ-fə-\

Definition of sophomore for English Language Learners

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


SOPHOMORE Defined for Kids

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noun soph·o·more \ˈsäf-ˌmȯr, ˈsä-fə-ˌmȯr\

Definition of sophomore for Students

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


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