new·​bie ˈnü-bē How to pronounce newbie (audio)
: a person who has recently started a particular activity : beginner, novice, newcomer
It's true that some users–particularly newbies—fall into the Web like Alice down the rabbit hole.Scott Kirsner
What will happen when all those newbie politicians sit down in the swivel chair for the first time?Geoff Clark

Examples of newbie in a Sentence

He is a newbie to local politics. a newbie to woodworking, he was still trying to learn all the terms and techniques of the craft
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Word History


irregular from new

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of newbie was in 1970

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“Newbie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


new·​bie ˈn(y)ü-bē How to pronounce newbie (audio)
: a newcomer especially to cyberspace

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