Meaning of junior common room in English:

junior common room



  • 1British A room used for social purposes by the undergraduates of a college.

    ‘A University of York spokesman said: ‘TVs are available in the junior common rooms and college accommodation used for conferences on campus.’’
    • ‘The college was constructed lacking space for student groups’ offices or any of the traditional senior and junior common rooms that the other colleges have.’
    • ‘Two long blocks containing two floors of undergraduate accommodation face each other across an enormous quadrangle which is completed by the Hall, senior common rooms, junior common rooms, kitchens and offices on one side, and the Wolfson Library and Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre on the other.’
    1. 1.1treated as singular or plural The undergraduates of a college regarded collectively.
      ‘she was secretary of the junior common room’
      • ‘It turns out that the graduates have assembled a team to play the junior common room's equivalent of a third eleven.’
      • ‘Accepted students become affiliated members of the junior common rooms of their Oxford colleges.’
      • ‘College room allocations are usually determined by the junior common rooms (student unions) who are careful to be scrupulously fair to all students.’