presophomore

sophomore

[sof-uh-mawr, -mohr; sof-mawr, -mohr]
noun
1.
a student in the second year of high school or college.
2.
a person or group in the second year of any endeavor: He's a sophomore on Wall Street.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to a sophomore.
4.
of or being a second effort or second version: Their sophomore album was even better than their first.

Origin:
1645–55; earlier sophumer, probably equivalent to sophum sophism + -er1

presophomore, adjective
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sophomore (ˈsɒfəˌmɔː)
 
n
1.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a second-year student at a secondary (high) school or college
 
adj
2.  (of a book, recording, etc by an artist) second: her sophomore album
 
[C17: perhaps from earlier sophumer, from sophum, variant of sophism + -er1]

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sophomore
1688, "student in the second year of university study," lit. "arguer," altered from sophumer (1653, from sophume, archaic variant form of sophism), probably by influence of folk etymology derivation from Gk. sophos "wise" + moros "foolish, dull." Short form soph is attested
from 1778. Sophomoric "characteristic of a sophomore" (regarded as self-assured and opinionated but crude and immature) is attested from 1837.
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