underclassman (n.) "sophomore or freshman," 1896, from UNDER (Cf. under) + CLASS (Cf. class) (n.) in the school form sense + MAN (Cf. man) (n.).

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  • underclassman — [un΄dər klas′mən] n. pl. underclassmen [un΄dər klas′mən] a student in the freshman or sophomore class of a high school or college …   English World dictionary

  • Underclassman — Infobox Film name = Underclassman caption = director = Marcos Siega writer = Brent Goldberg, David Wagner starring = Nick Cannon, Shawn Ashmore, Roselyn Sanchez Kelly Hu with Hugh Bonneville and Cheech Marin producer = Peter Abrams, Robert L.… …   Wikipedia

  • underclassman — UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌklɑːsmən] / US [ˈʌndərˌklæsmən] noun [countable] Word forms underclassman : singular underclassman plural underclassmen UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌklɑːsmən] / US [ˈʌndərˌklæsmən] American a student in the first two years of school or university… …   English dictionary

  • underclassman — noun Date: 1871 a member of the freshman or sophomore class in a school or college …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • underclassman — /un deuhr klas meuhn, klahs /, n., pl. underclassmen. a freshman or sophomore in a secondary school or college. [1870 75, Amer.; UNDER + CLASS + MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • underclassman — noun The opposite of an upperclassman; a freshman or sophomore …   Wiktionary

  • underclassman — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. freshman, frosh (inf.), sophomore; lowerclassman, plebe (inf.). See school. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. lowerclassman, first year student, second year student, novice; see freshman , sophomore …   English dictionary for students

  • underclassman — un|der|class|man [ˌʌndəˈkla:smən US dərˈklæs ] n plural underclassmen [ mən] AmE a student in the first two years of school or college …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • underclassman — n. student in first years of study in a secondary school or college …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underclassman — noun (C) AmE a student in the first two years of school or college …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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