Definition of underclassman in US English:


nounPlural underclassmen

  • A student in high school or college who is not a senior.

    ‘one of the talented underclassmen leaving campus life early for the NFL’
    • ‘In 1970, he challenged the NBA's rule of not allowing underclassmen to join the NBA.’
    • ‘Regardless, in coming years more and more of the league will be made up of foreigners, high-school seniors, and underclassmen.’
    • ‘It made it sound a little bit cooler to be down there to all the underclassmen and seniors not doing the dual-credit stuff.’
    • ‘It almost feels normal sitting in English class, except that there are the underclassmen who look in the doorway to look at me.’
    • ‘As high school seniors and college underclassmen enter the draft in increasing numbers, NBA teams are changing their approach.’
    • ‘As i was saying, these are the first years, they will be the underclassmen, and i want you to treat them with the same respect you were treated with.’
    • ‘They chain-smoked and pushed around skinny underclassmen for laughs.’
    • ‘Whatever, let's just play, I don't want to have to deal with immature underclassmen.’
    • ‘There will be no deferments; seniors will be allowed to finish the year, and underclassmen will only be allowed to finish the semester.’
    • ‘She could participate in either program, but we don't allow a double-major for underclassmen.’
    • ‘It hadn't mattered to him that much until recently, when he heard an underclassmen refer to him as, ‘Bryans friend.’’
    • ‘He likes one of the underclassmen, so he'd probably appreciate it a little more.’
    • ‘By that, I don't mean the beer they drank or the feces they threw at the underclassmen; I mean the mentality.’
    • ‘To Brenda's humiliation, most of the students riding the bus were underclassmen; she was one of the few seniors who hadn't been able to secure a vehicle of her own.’
    • ‘Perhaps the talk would've been somewhat funny under another circumstance, but with the way she slurred her words, all of the underclassmen present were too worried to utter so much as a giggle.’
    • ‘Whatever happened to underclassmen's restriction from Senior Hall, she wondered, as she turned to face him.’
    • ‘This year was also different because - although there was a pretty talented senior class - the gems of the camp were underclassmen.’
    • ‘If underclassmen had friends off campus, and upperclassmen had more friends on campus, everyone would mix more.’
    • ‘The upperclassmen have set a great example in their work ethic, and the underclassmen continue to impress with their improvement.’
    • ‘For her part, Emily hopes that ‘graduate-level pharmacy students won't be separated from the underclassmen’.’