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Definition of "sophomore" []

  • A second-year student in a U.S. college. (noun)
  • A tenth-grade student in a U.S. high school. (noun)
  • A person in the second year of carrying out an endeavor. (noun)
  • Of or relating to the second year of an endeavor, especially of attending a school or college. (adjective)
  • Being the second in a series: a singer's sophomore album. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sophomore" in a sentence
  • "JL: I am not sure I would use the word sophomore here."
  • "When you meet resistance, remember the origin of the word "sophomore"-- that smart/foolish developmental stage."
  • "You've heard the expression sophomore slump, right?"