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underclassman

[uhn-der-klas-muh n, -klahs-] /ˌʌn dərˈklæs mən, -ˈklɑs-/
noun, plural underclassmen.
1.
a freshman or sophomore in a secondary school or college.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; under- + class + -man
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Word Origin and History for underclassman
n.

"sophomore or freshman," 1869, American English, from under (adj.) + class (n.) in the school form sense + man (n.).

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