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wet behind the ears

Definition of wet behind the ears

informal

  1. :  young and not experienced <The young reporter was still wet behind the ears.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  consisting of, containing, covered with, or soaked with liquid (as water)

    :  containing appreciable quantities of readily condensable hydrocarbons

    :  rainy

  1. :  water

    :  moisture, wetness

    :  rainy weather :  rain

  1. :  to make wet

    :  to urinate in or on

    :  to become wet

behindplay
  1. :  in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from

    :  in, to, or toward the back

    :  later in time

  1. :  in or to a place or situation in back of or to the rear of

    : used as a function word to indicate something that screens an observer

    :  following in order

  1. :  buttocks

earplay ears
  1. :  the characteristic vertebrate organ of hearing and equilibrium consisting in the typical mammal of a sound-collecting outer ear separated by the tympanic membrane from a sound-transmitting middle ear that in turn is separated from a sensory inner ear by membranous fenestrae

    :  any of various organs (as of a fish) capable of detecting vibratory motion

    :  the external ear of humans and most mammals

  1. :  the fruiting spike of a cereal (as wheat or Indian corn) including both the seeds and protective structures

  1. :  to form ears in growing


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