Definition of frosh in English:


Syllabification: frosh
Pronunciation: /fräSH

noun (plural same or froshes)

North American informal
  • A college freshman: [as modifier]: frosh week
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    • This course gives the hardcore basics for surviving through the monotony of the undergraduate frosh existence.
    • Anyway, I see all the frosh running around doing their orientation/initiation routines.
    • To the rest of the Millennium frosh: university isn't always peaches and cream, but I hope when all is said and done, these were the best times of your lives.


early 20th century: alteration of freshman, perhaps influenced by German Frosch 'frog' (in dialect use 'grammar-school student').

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