Definition of newbie
chiefly US, informal
: a person who has recently started a particular activity : beginner, novice 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 the Internet, he was still trying to cope with the visual clutter of cyberspace
Recent Examples of newbie from the Web
Putting a newbie next to Crosby also creates minimal distraction for the rest of the room during the daily media crush around the two-time Hart Trophy winner.
Five football coaches are beginning their third season or fewer led off by newbie but oldie Ed Orgeron of LSU.
Then the speaker’s staff escorts the newbie to the House floor for the official swearing-in.
That's why James wasn't the only one thinking about the Finals newbies.
Seol plays the role of a prisoner who takes a newbie (Yim) under his wing in order to expand his underworld influence beyond bars.
A new resident (newbie) may be targeted because of their naivety and inability to stop the griefing.
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Origin and Etymology of newbie
irregular from new
First Known Use: 1970See Words from the same year
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Definition of newbie for English Language Learners
: a person who has recently started a particular activity
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