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frosh

[frosh] /frɒʃ/
noun, plural frosh. Informal.
1.
a college or high-school freshman.
Origin of frosh
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15; by alteration and shortening
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  • The latter, in a spirit of fun, several times sent a poor “frosh” up to the top floor when she should have remained on the first.

    The Orchard Secret Cleo Garis
British Dictionary definitions for frosh

frosh

/frɒʃ/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian, slang) a freshman
Word Origin
C20: altered from freshman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for frosh
n.

student colloquial shortening and alteration of freshman, attested by 1915, "perh. under influence of German frosch frog, (dial.) grammar-school pupil" [OED].

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for frosh

frosh

noun

A first-year student, or such students collectively (1915+ Students)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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