soph


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soph

(sɒf)

n.
a sophomore.
[1855–65; by shortening]
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Noun1.soph - a second-year undergraduatesoph - a second-year undergraduate    
lowerclassman, underclassman - an undergraduate who is not yet a senior
References in classic literature ?
I wasn't afraid a Soph might walk over me; I was afraid they'd take me for an elephant, or an overgrown sample of a potato-fed Islander.
It's bad enough to feel insignificant, but it's unbearable to have it grained into your soul that you will never, can never, be anything but insignificant, and that is how I did feel -- as if I were invisible to the naked eye and some of those Sophs might step on me.
Plato uses them, though he also criticises them; he acknowledges that both he and others are always talking about them, especially about the Idea of Good; and that they are not peculiar to himself (Phaedo; Republic; Soph.