undergrad

noun

un·​der·​grad ˈən-dər-ˌgrad How to pronounce undergrad (audio)

Examples of undergrad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chang, 33, traces his activist roots to his time as an undergrad at UC Berkeley more than a decade ago, and has spent the last six years working as an aid to Bartlett, who represents South Berkeley in District 3, and former District 7 Councilmember Kriss Worthington. Sierra Lopez, The Mercury News, 5 Apr. 2024 Graham was about to launch a startup incubator called Y Combinator, and he was impressed by the young undergrads. Paresh Dave, WIRED, 14 Mar. 2024 The problem begins in undergrad, if not long before. Jane Thier, Fortune, 27 Mar. 2024 Everybody loves cholent, even those who don’t, and a slow-cooker-full could easily feed 12 hungry undergrads without breaking the bank. Benjamin Dubow, Longreads, 20 Feb. 2024 Her past involvement with marijuana includes a run-in with law enforcement: as an undergrad at Penn State, in 2010, she was arrested for smoking weed in her dorm room. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 The only other upset-by-seed in the round was #12 Julian Arnold and Texas undergrad Jack Munro trouncing one of my 2024 favorites #6 Dekel Bar & Tyson McGuffin 4,8. Todd Boss, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 Yale undergrad and future Miami Hurricane Ben Wanger was in Bonn, Germany, playing first base for Team Israel en route to later qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, when a routine final out turned into a moment of reflection. Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 By the end of Rothe's lesson on microgravity, Murali's students were able to easily answer questions the MSOE student's fellow undergrads struggled with, Murali said. Claudia Levens, Journal Sentinel, 29 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undergrad was in 1827

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“Undergrad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undergrad. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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