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  1. a sophomore.
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Origin of soph

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Examples from the Web for soph

Historical Examples

  • Ahead of these two freshmen were only two seniors, four juniors, and one soph.

    A Little Miss Nobody

    Amy Bell Marlowe

  • And this agrees with the fate of Capaneus as described in Soph.

  • “And what has worried my Soph-, soft-hearted friend,” said Jarber.

    A House to Let

    Charles Dickens

  • Youre not a Soph, and you cant do any hazing, declared Wendell decidedly.

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

    Princeton Stories

    Jesse Lynch Williams

Word Origin and History for soph


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

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