- 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 freshmen
Donte Jefferson and Nia Jackson, freshmen at Louisiana State University, founded a Tumblr group called Black K-pop Fans in 2011.Black K-Pop Fans Come Out of the Closet
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Veteran Republicans joined with freshmen Democrats like Congressman Patrick Murphy, the youngest member of the House.Why China Hates This New D.C. Street Name
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Kadyrbayev, Tazhayakov, Phillipos, and Tsarnaev all started as freshmen in the fall of 2011.With Friends Like Dzhokhar…
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The two freshmen had shared dormitory accommodations for only a few weeks and had experienced strained relations from the start.Tyler Clementi, Dharun Ravi, and the Problem With Hate Crimes Laws
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On average, freshmen women gain just over three pounds, according to the new study that yielded this stat.Will I Get Fat? 15 Signs You'll Gain Weight
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The freshmen, however, had to have matters explained to them by their friends.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
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The need of students, especially of freshmen, for advisers is widely recognized.
In a few places, elementary or introductory courses are open to freshmen.
To begin with, there were only four freshmen at Wayland Hall.
Leila told me today that the Sans are planning some kind of party for the freshmen.
Word Origin and History for freshmen
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper