(obsolete) A novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge.
(US) A person of either sex entering the first year of an institution, especially a high school (ninth grade), a university, or legislative body.
‘At the time I was a wide-eyed freshman, but I was soon to grow jaded and cynical.’;
(colloquial) A first-year student, at certain universities, and a first-or-second-year student at other universities.
‘That frosh is really getting on my nerves!’;
A novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge; especially, a student during his first year in a high school, college, or university.
‘He drank his glass and cracked his joke,And freshmen wondered as he spoke.’;
To initiate academic freshmen, notably in a testing way.
‘This campus does not tolerate froshing in any form.’;
a first-year undergraduate
To damage through incompetence.
‘Trying to open my car door with a coat hanger, I froshed the mechanism.’;
any new participant in some activity
a student during his first year in a high school, college, or university; a freshman.
used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college);
‘a freshman senator’; ‘freshman year in high school or college’;
A freshman, first year, or frosh, is a person in the first year at an educational institution, usually a secondary or post-secondary school.