Definition of freshman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrɛʃmən/

noun (plural freshmen)

1A first-year student at university.
Example sentences
  • Why are most of the victims physically weak such as university freshmen or sophomores or female students?
  • She is currently enrolled at California State University Fullerton as a freshman in the Honors Program.
  • When Arizona State University's freshmen begin to navigate college life this fall, about 35 of them will get extra support from their parents.
first-year student, undergraduate;
newcomer, new recruit, starter, probationer, fledgling;
North American  tenderfoot
informal undergrad
British informal fresher
North American informal greenhorn, rookie, frosh
1.1North American A first-year student at high school.
Example sentences
  • She was named class advisor for both seniors and freshmen at Saltsburg High School.
  • Jean and Fernando joined the organization as high school freshmen, and after three years they have a sense of perspective.
  • Still, those four years make up only half the lifespan for the seemingly young band, who started performing as high school freshmen.

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