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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the English universities, a candidate for graduation in arts who has passed an examination of special severity in one of the departments in which honors are conferred, and who is placed according to merit in one of several classes.
  • noun A member of a class in a college: used especially in compounds: as, upper-classman, lower-classman. See class, n., 3 .

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A member of a class; a classmate.
  • noun Oxford, Eng. A candidate for graduation in arts who is placed in an honor class, as opposed to a passman, who is not classified.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A member of a class; a classmate.
  • noun UK A candidate for graduation in arts who is placed in an honour class, as opposed to a passman, who is not classified.

Etymologies

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class +‎ -man

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