Definition of freshman in English:

freshman

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrɛʃmən
 
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noun (plural freshmen)

  • 1A first-year student at university.
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    first-year student, undergraduate; newcomer, new recruit, starter, probationer, fledgling; beginner, learner, novice; North American tenderfoot
    informal undergrad
    British informal fresher
    North American informal greenhorn, rookie, frosh
  • 1.1North American A first-year student at high school.
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    • 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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