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

Examples of underclassman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Texas Tech, four seniors and one underclassman are betting on themselves with anticipation of hearing their names called on draft weekend. Dallas News, "NFL draft status update: Will Texas Tech have its highest number of draftees in over 40 years?," 13 Jan. 2021 The lone Red Raider underclassman who has declared for the draft has garnered plenty of experience, starting 38 games in the scarlet and black over the course of four seasons. Dallas News, "NFL draft status update: Will Texas Tech have its highest number of draftees in over 40 years?," 13 Jan. 2021 Out of the five starters, only left guard Kenyon Green is an underclassman. Giana Han, al, "Auburn defensive line hungry for win in the trenches," 2 Dec. 2020 Spain had always been an exceptional athlete, weighing over 300 pounds as a high school underclassman. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, "Quinton Spain's unlikely path to the Cincinnati Bengals offensive line," 15 Nov. 2020 The ceremony is one any volleyball player at Ursuline gets to experience — first as an underclassman and then as a senior. Chris Dabe, NOLA.com, "Ursuline wins playoff opener: Senior ceremony helps build connection on volleyball court," 4 Nov. 2020 He was named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Preps underclassman team after an outstanding freshman season at North Little Rock before leaving for Little Rock Central. Richard Davenport, Arkansas Online, "LR Central's Warren's camp performance impresses Biancardi," 2 Nov. 2020 Gunnell is the only underclassman among Arizona’s team captains. Justin Spears, The Arizona Republic, "Who will be the Arizona Wildcats' football MVP in 2020? Here are 5 prime candidates," 31 Oct. 2020 Hines, a junior, is the only underclassman on the line. al, "Mountain Brook linemen look forward to Thompson challenge," 24 Sep. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'underclassman.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of underclassman

1871, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about underclassman

Time Traveler for underclassman

Time Traveler

The first known use of underclassman was in 1871

See more words from the same year

Statistics for underclassman

Last Updated

23 Feb 2021

Cite this Entry

“Underclassman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underclassman. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for underclassman



English Language Learners Definition of underclassman

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

More from Merriam-Webster on underclassman

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for underclassman

Comments on underclassman

What made you want to look up underclassman? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!