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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Soph \Soph\, n. (Eng. Univ.) A contraction of Soph ister. [Colloq.]


Soph \Soph\, n. (Amer. Colleges) A contraction of Sophomore. [Colloq.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

shortened form of sophomore, 1778; from 1660s as short for sophister.


Etymology 1 n. (short for sophomore English) Etymology 2

n. (context dated English) (short for sophister English) (in academic sense)

Usage examples of "soph".

When Hoon and Mephistis come looking for me again, I will smash them against the rocks of Sophren Bay.

He managed to turn his head to the side, away from both Soph and the looming Sukh, the first sign of weakness he had shown.

Soph and seven other members of the team hung aboard a narrow monocrystal hull with retrofitted drive pods.

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.

Half a dozen ruthless Sophs, who were among his fellow-boarders, swooped down upon him one night and shaved half of his head.

It would be well for the sophs to see Kleopatra fulfilling her duties, for in truth the young queen had little else to do.