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frosh

[ frosh ]
/ frɒʃ /
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noun, plural frosh.Informal.

a college or high school freshman.

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Origin of frosh

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.

  • That damn Frosh we picked up sure must have been a porter—hey, freshmen!

    Gladiator|Philip Wylie

British Dictionary definitions for frosh

frosh
/ (frɒʃ) /

noun

US and Canadian slang a freshman
C20: altered from freshman
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