Definitions for sophomoreˈsɒf əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr; ˈsɒf mɔr, -moʊr
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
soph•o•moreˈsɒf əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr; ˈsɒf mɔr, -moʊr(n.)
a student in the second year at a high school, college, or university.
Origin of sophomore:
1645–55; earlier sophumer, perh. =sophumsophism+ -er1
a second-year undergraduate
used of the second year in United States high school or college
"the sophomore class"; "his sophomore year"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sophomore(noun)ˈsɒf əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr; ˈsɒf mɔr, -moʊr
a student in the second year of college or high school
A second-year undergraduate student in a college or university, or a second-year student in a four-year secondary school or high school.
She was very mature for a sophomore and had several friends who were juniors or even seniors.
A three year old horse.
The filly had looked promising as a sophomore, but concerns over her health had prompted the owner to pull her from the seasonu2019s early races.
The second in a series, especially, the second of an artistu2019s albums or the second of four years in a high school (tenth grade) or university.
The bandu2019s sophomore album built upon the success of their debut release, catapulting them to megastardom.
Origin: From earlier sophumer, from the obsolete sophom, likely influenced by Ancient Greek σοφός + μωρός. Compare oxymoron, a similar contradiction.
one belonging to the second of the four classes in an American college, or one next above a freshman