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sophomore

Syllabification: soph·o·more
Pronunciation: /ˈsäf(ə)ˌmôr
 
/

Definition of sophomore in English:

noun

US
A second-year college or high school student.
Example sentences
  • Why are most of the victims physically weak such as university freshmen or sophomores or female students?
  • We were sophomores at Howard University doing a good deed on a winter's day.
  • So first semester of my sophomore year in high school was not the best time for me.

Origin

mid 17th century: perhaps from earlier sophumer, from sophum, sophom (obsolete variants of sophism) + -er1.

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