"freshman" Definition

Definitions for the word "freshman" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge; especially, a student during his fist year in a college or university.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
2. n.
= *fresher.
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
3. slang
a University man during his first year. The official appellation for the students until they have passed the Previous or First Cambridge Examination, otherwise called the Smalls or Little Go, is Junior Sophs or Sophisters. After this they are Senior Sophs until their last term, when they are Questionists, or preparing “_ad respondendum quæstioni_.” At Oxford the title FRESHMAN lasts for the first term.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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