tyro


ty·ro

noun, often attributive \ˈtī-(ˌ)rō\

: a person who has just started learning or doing something : a beginner or novice

plural tyros

Full Definition of TYRO

:  a beginner in learning :  novice

Examples of TYRO

  1. Most of the people in the class were tyros like me.
  2. <he's a good musician, but at 14, he's still a tyro and has a lot to learn>

Origin of TYRO

Medieval Latin, from Latin tiro young soldier, tyro
First Known Use: 1587

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