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[sof] /sɒf/
a sophomore.
Origin of soph
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • To think that twenty of the brightest freshmen at Randall have been duped by one soph!

    The Rival Pitchers Lester Chadwick
  • Ahead of these two freshmen were only two seniors, four juniors, and one soph.

    A Little Miss Nobody Amy Bell Marlowe
  • "He is not come to his task of melancholy," "he arrives not at the mischief of being wise," read like a free translation of soph.

    Microcosmography John Earle
  • You see you still have a number of things to learn, even though you are a soph.

    Princeton Stories Jesse Lynch Williams
  • In the same scene of Macbeth the hero in fight is compared to an eagle, and his foes to sparrows; and in soph.

    Shakespearean Tragedy A. C. Bradley
  • If—if he was a freshman, or even a soph, Id fight him; but I cant fight a senior!

    Weatherby's Inning Ralph Henry Barbour
  • For monthsever since she had become a soph at Central High, indeed, she had been looking forward to that end.

    The Girls of Central High Gertrude W. Morrison
  • You see, he's a junior and I'm only a soph, so we run in different grooves.

  • When he gave this title, he probably had present to his mind only such examples as he indicates in soph.

    Aristotle George Grote
  • Its all Buddie can do to find the money for my soph year here.

    Ruth Fielding In the Saddle Alice B. Emerson
Word Origin and History for soph

shortened form of sophomore, 1778; from 1660s as short for sophister.

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



A sophomore (1778+ University)

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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