- a student in the first year of the course at a university, college, or high school.
- a novice; beginner.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a freshman: to outgrow one's freshman attitudes.
- lacking seniority or experience; junior: a freshman senator.
- required of or suitable for freshmen: freshman courses.
- initial; first: This is my freshman year with the company.
Origin of freshman
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Examples from the Web for freshman
But the show is inoffensively good, which is high praise in a pretty terrible year for freshman TV series.It’s Time to Stop Hating Katherine Heigl
November 17, 2014
“There was a lot of stuff that I had never really thought about before,” freshman Thomas Long said.Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas from Abominable Killjoys (Other Christians)
November 14, 2014
More than 40 percent of incoming freshman said that a campus visit and social activities affected their choice.The Daily Beast College Rankings Methodology
November 5, 2014
“Ted Cruz, Team Player” is a twist few saw coming from the freshman who has made too many enemies to count in Washington.Ted Cruz Quits Screwing With the GOP
October 16, 2014
Her grandson Kane is a freshman and is playing for both the JV and varsity squads.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own
August 31, 2014
A freshman must behave like a freshman, or he is laughed at.The American Mind
When given in college, the course should, if possible, be assigned to the freshman year.College Teaching
And then, this nearly omniscient intellect was called a Freshman!In a Little Town
It certainly brought the freshman class together with a snap.
Marjorie chose not to discuss Hamilton from the freshman's point of view.
Word Origin and History for freshman
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