(n): A three-day rite of passage held annually at Princeton University, during
which (mostly) Sophomores indirectly compete with each other to gain entry into one of the University’s prestigious exclusive Eating Clubs (Ivy, Cottage, Tiger
Inn, Cap & Gown, Tower). Though there is a general spirit of camaraderie
among the Sophomores during this
time, it is well
known that each is vying for an ultimately limited number
of spots and must thus outshine the others in the eyes of the upperclassmen club members
in order to be accepted.
(v) 1: To prostrate oneself before the members
of one of Princeton’s selective Eating Clubs, for the purpose of gaining admission. Bickering typically involves
extensive interaction with club members
in an attempt
them, along with a willingness
to submit to various
hazing rituals. To do so, the goal
of moving up the social hierarchy must be held as a higher priority than dignity.
(v) 2: To examine potential future members
of an exclusive Eating Club in order to decide
whether to grant them admission. Typically used to describe individual interactions between a club member and a Sophomore.