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freshman (plural freshmen)
- (obsolete) A novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge.
- (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.
a person of either sex entering the first year of an institution