un·​der·​class·​man | \ ˌən-dər-ˈklas-mən How to pronounce underclassman (audio) \

Definition of underclassman

: a member of the freshman or sophomore class in a school or college

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Recent Examples on the Web The 21-year-old junior was the first Iowa underclassman to earn All-Big Ten First Team honors since 1978, one of five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award and a consensus first-team All-American. Chandler Engelbrecht, Detroit Free Press, 15 June 2022 As of now, only one underclassman has entered his name into the process. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 8 Apr. 2022 Outrun the opposition and push the offense through an almost seven-foot underclassman forward. Evan Dudley, al, 16 Feb. 2022 He’s one of only 15 players in Division I this season — and the only underclassman — to average at least 15.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.4 blocks when statistics are extrapolated over 40 minutes. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Jan. 2022 Corie Blount is also excited about his daughter Celina being on varsity as an underclassman. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 4 Feb. 2022 Another key underclassman is returning to Auburn’s defense in 2022. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 11 Jan. 2022 According to most recent rankings, the 6-foot-1, 225-pound Willis is the third-best quarterback prospect for the 2022 draft behind Pickett and Ole Miss underclassman Matt Corral. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 17 Dec. 2021 The experience leading as an underclassman helped to shape Duffy’s leadership style in the coming years, particularly this past season as one of seven seniors on River Hill’s team. Jacob Steinberg, baltimoresun.com, 15 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of underclassman

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Underclassman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underclassman. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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