Being in the first year of an experience especially in a U. S. high school or college; -- of a person.(adjective)
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Use "first-year" in a sentence
"Mom called her first-year analysts “Meat” and bragged that she, in turn, was known as “The Lion.”"
"At some colleges, freshmen were supposed to be called first-year students; that struck most frosh as a little stiff, but freshman week was replaced in many places by orientation week."
"Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and David Vitter (R-La.) - wrote a letter to GOP House lawmakers on Wednesday urging them to reject Boehner's debt-limit bill, calling the first-year cuts "inadequate" and arguing it would add trillions to the national debt."