1. [ noun ] (education) a first-year undergraduate
Synonyms: fresher
Related terms: lowerclassman
2. [ noun ] any new participant in some activity
Synonyms: newcomer fledgling starter neophyte entrant newbie fledgeling
Related terms: novice recruit originate
3. [ adjective ] (education) used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college)
Synonyms: first-year

"a freshman senator" "freshman year in high school or college"

Related terms: US first
Similar spelling:   frisian