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Noun: freshman (freshmen)  fresh-mun
  1. A first-year undergraduate
    - fresher [Brit], frosh [N. Amer]
     
  2. [N. Amer] Any new participant in some activity
    - newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, newbie, entrant, n00b [non-standard], noob [non-standard], newb [non-standard]
Adjective: freshman  fresh-mun
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college)
    "freshman year in high school or college"; "a freshman senator";
    - first-year

Derived forms: freshmen

See also: first

Type of: beginner, initiate, lowerclassman, novice, rookie, tiro, tyro, underclassman

Encyclopedia: Freshman