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sophomore

[ sof-uh-mawr, -mohr; sof-mawr, -mohr ]
/ ˈsɒf əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr; ˈsɒf mɔr, -moʊr /
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noun

a student in the second year of high school or college.
a person or group in the second year of any endeavor: He's a sophomore on Wall Street.

adjective

of or relating to a sophomore.
of or being a second effort or second version: Their sophomore album was even better than their first.

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Origin of sophomore

1645–55; earlier sophumer, probably equivalent to sophumsophism + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM sophomore

pre·soph·o·more, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sophomore

sophomore
/ (ˈsɒfəˌmɔː) /

noun

mainly US and Canadian a second-year student at a secondary (high) school or college

adjective

(of a book, recording, etc by an artist) secondher sophomore album

Word Origin for sophomore

C17: perhaps from earlier sophumer, from sophum, variant of sophism + -er 1
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