freshperson

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fresh +‎ person

Noun[edit]

freshperson (plural freshpersons or freshpeople)

  1. (sometimes humorous) A freshman of any gender.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Some institutions have adopted this term because it sounds more gender-neutral. It may, though, be perceived as humorously oversensitive, and is sometimes used jocularly.