[ frosh ]
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noun,plural frosh.Informal.
  1. a college or high school freshman.

Origin of frosh

First recorded in 1910–15; by alteration and shortening

Words Nearby frosh Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use frosh in a sentence

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

    Gladiator | Philip Wylie

British Dictionary definitions for frosh


/ (frɒʃ) /

  1. US and Canadian slang a freshman

Origin of frosh

C20: altered from freshman

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