Definition of upperclassman in English:

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upperclassman

Pronunciation: /ʌpəˈklɑːsmən/

noun (plural upperclassmen)

US
A junior or senior in high school or college.
Example sentences
  • The prom, I'd found out a few weeks ago, was a dance for upperclassmen at her high school.
  • It began during my freshman year in college when an upperclassman during orientation told our group we had to learn how to juggle.
  • It reminds everyone of the rigid service academy structure, inherited from British boys' schools like Eton, in which upperclassmen dominate their juniors.
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