freshman etymology

English word freshman comes from English fresh, English man

Detailed word origin of freshman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fresh English (eng) Rude, cheeky, or inappropriate; presumptuous; disrespectful; forward.. Sexually aggressive or forward; prone to caress too eagerly; overly flirtatious. (of plant material) Still green and not dried.. (of water) Without salt; not saline.. In a raw or untried state; uncultured; unpracticed.. Newly produced or obtained.. Not cooked, dried, frozen, or spoiled.. Refreshing or cool.. Rested; not [...]
man English (eng) Used to place emphasis upon something or someone; sometimes, but not always, when actually addressing a man. (Multicultural London English, slang) Used to refer to oneself or one's group: I, we; construed in the third person.. (collective) All human males collectively: mankind.. (collective) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity. (Sometimes capitalized as Man.). (historical) [...]
freshman English (eng) (US) A person of either sex entering the first year of an institution, especially a high school (ninth grade), a university, or legislative body.. (obsolete) A novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge.

Words with the same origin as freshman

Descendants of man
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