up·​per·​class·​man | \ ˌə-pər-ˈklas-mən How to pronounce upperclassman (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Charlie Holland, then a Texas upperclassman, blurted out the answer immediately. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 11 Apr. 2022 Tully Hannan, an upperclassman at Bates College in Maine, joined Finlayson for the impromptu shoe-shopping trip. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 3 Dec. 2014 Ashlyn, whose last name was Locke back then, was flattered by the attention from an upperclassman — a football player, no less. Sushma Subramanian, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2022 Benson joins a relatively young running backs unit with redshirt junior D.J. Williams as the only upperclassman on the roster. Matt Murschel, orlandosentinel.com, 28 Jan. 2022 To see his team — which only has one upperclassman in its rotation — execute its press that well pleases Williams. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 17 Jan. 2022 Wilkinson, who was an upperclassman during DeRozan’s and Vucevic’s lone USC season together, in 2008, said DeRozan’s seriousness on the court was apparent immediately during workouts. Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2021 Spindle was an upperclassman in the College of Arts and Sciences. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 7 Nov. 2021 Brown is one of 10 quarterbacks named as finalists for the award, given annually to the nation’s top upperclassman QB based on on-field play, character, scholastic achievement, and leadership. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 3 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of upperclassman

1871, in the meaning defined above

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30 Apr 2022

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“Upperclassman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upperclassman. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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