I. noun Etymology: perhaps from Greek sophos wise + mōros foolish Date: 1688 a student in the second year at college or a 4-year secondary school II. adjective Date: 1953 being or associated with the second in a series <
their sophomore album

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  • sophomore — 1680s, student in the second year of university study, lit. arguer, altered from sophumer (1650s, from sophume, archaic variant form of SOPHISM (Cf. sophism)), probably by influence of folk etymology derivation from Gk. sophos wise + moros… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sophomore — ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a second year university or high school student. DERIVATIVES sophomoric adjective. ORIGIN probably from sophum, sophom (obsolete variants of SOPHISM(Cf. ↑sophism)) …   English terms dictionary

  • sophomore — [säf′môr΄, säf′ə môr΄] n. [altered (< Gr sophos, wise + mōros, foolish) < older sophumer < sophum, sophism, prob. < ME sophime, SOPHISM] 1. a student in the second year of college or the tenth grade in high school ☆ 2. a person in his …   English World dictionary

  • sophomore — /sof euh mawr , mohr ; sof mawr, mohr/, n. 1. a student in the second year of high school or college. 2. a person or group in the second year of any endeavor: He s a sophomore on Wall Street. adj. 3. of or pertaining to a sophomore. 4. of or… …   Universalium

  • sophomore — 1. adjective /ˈsɒfəmɔː,ˈsɑːfmɔːɻ/ The second in a series, especially, the second of an artist’s albums or the second of four years in a secondary or post secondary school. The band’s sophomore album built upon the success of their debut release,… …   Wiktionary

  • sophomore — noun Sophomore is used before these nouns: ↑season, ↑year Sophomore is used after these nouns: ↑college, ↑high school …   Collocations dictionary

  • sophomore — UK [ˈsɒfəˌmɔː(r)] / US [ˈsɑfəˌmɔr] noun [countable] Word forms sophomore : singular sophomore plural sophomores American a student in the second year of a US college or high school …   English dictionary

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