[fresh-muh n] /ˈfrɛʃ mən/
noun, plural freshmen.
a student in the first year of the course at a university, college, or high school.
a novice; beginner.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a freshman:
to outgrow one’s freshman attitudes.
lacking seniority or experience; junior:
a freshman senator.
required of or suitable for freshmen:
This is my freshman year with the company.
mid-16c., “newcomer, novice,” from fresh (adj.1) + man (n.). Sense of “university student in first year” is attested from 1590s. Related: Freshmen.
[fresh] /frɛʃ/ adjective, fresher, freshest. 1. newly made or obtained: fresh footprints. 2. recently arrived; just come: fresh from school. 3. new; not previously known, met with, etc.; novel: to uncover fresh facts; to seek fresh experiences. 4. additional or further: fresh supplies. 5. not salty, as water. 6. retaining the original properties unimpaired; not […]
noun 1. the last date, usually specified on the label or packaging, that a food, as bread, is considered fresh, although it may be sold, ordinarily at reduced prices, or eaten after that date.
- Fresh one
- Fresh out
adverb phrase Without; recently not available; out: We’re fresh out of bananas, Missus (1830s+)