• IPA: /ˈfɹɛʃmən/

freshman (plural freshmen)

  1. (obsolete) A novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge.
  2. (US) A person of either sex entering the first year of an institution, especially a high school (ninth grade), a university, or legislative body.
    At the time I was a wide-eyed freshman, but I was soon to grow jaded and cynical.
  • (British) fresher
  • (Canadian) grade nine student / grade 9 student / Grade 9 student / grade-niner / grade niner
  • (Canadian) first-year student / first year student / first-year university student / first year university student
  • (US) frosh
Translations Translations
  • French: bizut / bizuth, bleu, bleue
  • German: Neuntklässler, Neuntklässlerin, Highschool-Schüler im ersten Jahr, Highschool-Schülerin im ersten Jahr, Student im ersten Jahr, Studentin im ersten Jahr, Student im ersten Semester, Studentin im ersten Semester, Student im ersten Studienjahr, Studentin im ersten Studienjahr
  • Italian: matricola
  • Portuguese: calouro, caloiro, bicho
  • Russian: первоку́рсник
  • Spanish: novato, mechóncachimbo

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