The definition of a sophomore is someone who is in his or her second year of high school or college.(noun)
A tenth-grade student is an example of a sophomore.
See sophomore in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered (< Gr sophos, wise + mōros, foolish) < older sophumer < sophum, sophism, prob. < ME sophime, sophism
See sophomore in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration (probably influenced by Greek sophos, wise, and mōros, stupid)
Origin: of sophumer
Origin: , from obsolete sophom, sophism, dialectic exercise
Origin: , variant of sophism.
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