Definition of sophomore noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsɒfəmɔː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːfəmɔːr//
    (US English) University life, University people
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  1. 1a student in the second year of a course of study at a college or university See related entries: University life, University people
  2. 2a high school student in the 10th grade
  3. compare freshman, junior, senior
    Word Originmid 17th cent.: perhaps from earlier sophumer, from sophum, sophom (obsolete variants of sophism) + -er.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sophomore