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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First Known Use of newbie

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for newbie

irregular from new

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26 Jul 2021

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“Newbie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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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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