new·​bie | \ ˈnü-bē How to pronounce newbie (audio) , ˈnyü-\

Definition of newbie

: 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

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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

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The old guard will say, ooh la la and the newbies will say, wow! Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "These Maisons at Napa's Auberge du Soleil Will Transport You to Provence," 8 July 2019 So far, the competition newbies have defeated Burundi and Nigeria, as well as drawing against Guinea., "MLS International Roundup: How the Players Fared While on Duty With Their National Team," 3 July 2019 For the newbie there are instructions on how to read from right to left, how to decipher the codes embedded in the speech bubbles, and introductions to famous artists and important texts. L.m., The Economist, "A magnificent exhibition of manga at the British Museum," 5 June 2019 But before that, Denise has a night out with former Housewife Brandi Glanville, who unloads on the newbie about the other ladies. Ew Staff,, "What to Watch on Tuesday: Abby Lee Miller is back to terrorize twinkle-toed youths on Dance Moms," 4 June 2019 For me, that meant all my fears of not adequately explaining Infinity Stones, time heists and the multiverse to my wife (a Marvel newbie) were quickly laid to rest. 2. Joey Morona,, "Why ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is the antidote for Marvel fatigue," 27 June 2019 Our boy joins forces with the newbie Avenger-level superhero, known as Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), to save Earth from the Elementals — shape-shifting adversaries wreaking havoc as enormous cyclones, or water monsters, or fire beasts. Michael Phillips,, "‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ review: After the ‘Endgame,' Spidey takes a European vacation (and saves the world)," 27 June 2019 In the cult classic, Geller played Kathryn Merteuil, a rich private school girl who promises to look out for shy newbie Cecile (Blair). Rosy Cordero,, "Sarah Michelle Gellar sends Cruel Intentions costar Selma Blair a steamy throwback birthday kiss," 23 June 2019 My newbie status didn’t prevent me from dipping in my toe., "Investing like a rock star?," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of newbie

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for newbie

irregular from new

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English Language Learners Definition of newbie

chiefly US, informal : a person who has recently started a particular activity

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