frosh

frosh

[frosh]
noun, plural frosh. Informal.
a college or high-school freshman.

Origin:
1910–15; by alteration and shortening

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frosh (frɒʃ)
 
n
slang (US), (Canadian) a freshman
 
[C20: altered from freshman]

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frosh
student colloquial shortening and alteration of freshman, attested by 1915.
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frosh
freshman
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