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
Don't feel scared of being too demanding or intimidated about being a newbie.
That said, Gunnar warns newbies to start slow, using a human or nearby wall for balance.
Nelson has a lot of newbies in key skill positions.
There was something about these public pull-up bars — a culture of good will, a genuine concern for the newbie.
When assessed in full, the data makes plain that the Wildcats have been at their best when sophomores, juniors or seniors are around to complement esteemed newbies.
Even for a game focused on multiplayer—PvP, co-op, or otherwise—a good single-player campaign is often a great way to introduce the basic mechanics to newbies before throwing them to the online wolves.
That may sound like the wishful thinking of a political newbie, but some longtime campaign strategists agree.
Queen City Jazz Fest Saturday 9 p.m., Charlotte Metro Credit Union Uptown Amphitheater, 1000 NC Music Factory, $48-$90, www.livenation.com The 3rd Annual Queen City Jazz Fest welcomes back smooth jazz favorites and a festival newbie.
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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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