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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Courtesy of Netflix The Oppenheim Group may boast a line up of heavy hitters in its lineup, but newbie Hartley has resumé that's nothing to scoff at. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Who is Chrishell Hartley? The 'Selling Sunset' Star Will Look Familiar," 1 Apr. 2019 Installing new hardwood flooring is a major investment, which makes choosing the right one even more daunting, especially for a wood-floor newbie. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "How to Choose the Right Hardwood Floor Color," 11 Mar. 2019 In general, Straub recommends HIIT newbies attend class between two to three times a week, and take at least one (ideally two) days off in between sessions. SELF, "13 Things to Know Before Signing Up for Your First HIIT Workout Class," 3 Jan. 2019 The newbie isn't the only one feeling the love from Adam. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Adam Levine Reveals How He Really Feels About John Legend and Chrissy Teigen," 17 Feb. 2019 Taylor plays the unassuming newbie who is reluctant to compete against her more seasoned peers. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Teyana Taylor’s New Video Is the Cinderella Glow-Up Story We Need Right Now," 24 Jan. 2019 For those worried about pain, Lavriv says tattoo newbies should start small. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "How Much Does Getting a Tattoo Hurt? The Experts Weigh In," 23 Apr. 2018 Cat eyes can be achieved with pencil, gel, or liquid, but newbies should stick to a liquid liner in felt-tip or brush form. WSJ, "How to Master the French-Girl Cat Eye," 14 Feb. 2019 At nearby Park City Mountain, newbies will benefit from the debut of the High Meadow Park at Canyons Village, a dedicated learning area for beginner skiers. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "If You're Skiing the Rockies This Winter, Read This First," 4 Dec. 2018

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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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