Freshman Fresh"man, n.; pl. {Freshmen}. A novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge; especially, a student during his first year in a high school, college, or university.

Syn: frosh. [1913 Webster]

He drank his glass and cracked his joke, And freshmen wondered as he spoke. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

{Freshman class}, the lowest of the four classes in an American college. [ U. S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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