fresher vs freshman what difference

what is difference between fresher and freshman

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɹɛʃɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɹɛʃə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛʃə(ɹ)

Etymology 1

fresh +‎ -er (used to form the comparative)

Adjective

fresher

  1. comparative form of fresh: more fresh

Etymology 2

From a clipping of freshman +‎ -er (Oxford -er).

Noun

fresher (plural freshers)

  1. (Britain) A first year student at a university.
  2. (India) A fresh graduate looking for one’s first job.
Usage notes
  • Fresher is much more commonly used than freshman in the UK.
Synonyms
  • (first year student): freshman (now chiefly US), frosh (US)
Hypernyms
  • See Thesaurus:beginner
Related terms
  • freshers’ week

Anagrams

  • refresh


English

Etymology

From fresh +‎ man.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɹɛʃmən/

Noun

freshman (plural freshmen)

  1. (obsolete) A novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge.
  2. (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.

Synonyms

  • (British) fresher
  • (Canadian) grade nine student / grade 9 student / Grade 9 student / grade-niner / grade niner
  • (Canadian) first-year student / first year student / first-year university student / first year university student
  • (US) frosh

Translations

See also

  • junior
  • senior
  • sophomore
  • upperclassman

Anagrams

  • Fehrmans

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