A new pupil or student enlisted or registered in a given school but not yet attending the first year, or attending a preparatory year before becoming qualified for the first grade; null-grader; null-year; nullard; nuller; nullter; nullbie; nullian; zero-grader; zeroner.
The "boycott" reaped the lion's share of the African's boisterous tribute, followed by three rounds of vigorous handshakes with all present. Comraderial, co-operrassion, Komsomolerrr, and so on, Buba spared no phrases inculcated during his condensed nullters' language preparation training course; Ehem, mhu-mhu, mhhhh..., the speech therapist was trying to rise above the superlatives and well-meant adjectives, most of which, however, he did not seem very enthusiastic about. (Context: Dr∙ Barton and his aides helped a foreign student called Buba. In return, indoctrinated with communistic political propaganda during his pre-first-year curriculum, Buba is thanking for this help. He uses soviet-style compliments that sound comical, given Dr∙ Barton's libertarian spirit and liberal attitudes. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)