Slang for "freshman"

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Izabelle Pilleggi, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Izabelle Pilleggi New Member

    Brazilian Portuguese
    Hello!
    I'm looking for a slang for the word freshman. As I looked it up on the internet I was hoping I'd find two or three, but I came across so many words, I don't know which one to choose. Most of them are said to be somewhat derogatory, such as "fish", "snotter", "fresh-meat", etc.
    I'm looking for the most common and, if possible, "innocent" slang for freshman. Can anyone help me? :D

    And sorry if I made any mistake :eek:
     
  2. WyomingSue Senior Member

    Cheyenne, WY
    English--USA
    Actually, plain old "freshman" is probably the most common. You might hear "frosh" for plural.
     
  3. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Hello Izabelle Pilleggi - welcome to WordReference.

    In the UK, the normal term is fresher. That's tagged informal, not slang :)
     
  4. aes_uk Senior Member

    London
    English - England
    Yes, "fresher" is the most common abbreviation, and it gives its name to "Freshers' Week", where the freshmen are shown around the university and helped to settle in.
     

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