up·per·class·man | \ˌə-pər-ˈklas-mən \

Definition of upperclassman 

: a member of the junior or senior class in a school or college

Examples of upperclassman in a Sentence

Only upperclassmen can go off-campus for lunch.

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Often in the pecking order of life, an upperclassman doesn't reach out to someone a couple grades below, but Ladonnis Griffin and Lakota West football immediately got involved in the #StratmanStrong movement. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Ladonnis Griffin's biggest play ever at Lakota West was a GoFundMe page," 12 July 2018 Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky basketball program has found an upperclassman for next season. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Stanford graduate transfer Reid Travis commits to Kentucky," 20 June 2018 That changed this spring, Olsufka now an upperclassman for the reigning county champion Mustangs. Kyle Stackpole, Howard County Times, "Marriotts Ridge junior Josh Olsufka captures baseball Player of the Year," 20 June 2018 By the time Peter Rossi managed to land the upperclassman’s cap on top of the slick statue, several of his classmates had tried and fallen. Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post, "‘Plebes no more’: After 2 hours 9 minutes, Naval Academy freshmen conquer greased monument," 21 May 2018 The Tigers have established starters at middle and weakside linebacker positions in junior Cale Garrett and senior Terez Hall, but Odom said Missouri still needs to find reliable players to contribute behind those upperclassmen. Aaron Reiss, kansascity, "Defensive line could be a big strength for Mizzou football this season | The Kansas City Star," 14 Apr. 2018 In world of one and dones, Chandler Hutchison is a standout upperclassman. Will Mccollister, SI.com, "Bulls Select Chandler Hutchison With No. 22 Pick in the 2018 NBA Draft," 21 June 2018 Tosone noted that many of the Rebels’ upperclassmen have waited their time to get an opportunity. Liam O’brien, BostonGlobe.com, "Sticking with a three-team race in the Middlesex Liberty," 16 May 2018 Now an upperclassman, Burckhardt is playing an even bigger role for the young Huskies (3-8-1, 3-2-1 Mid-Suburban League). Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, "Young and loving it: Hersey confident its youth can thrive on varsity," 24 Apr. 2018

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of upperclassman

: a student in the third or fourth year of high school or college

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