new·​com·​er | \ ˈnü-ˌkə-mər How to pronounce newcomer (audio) , ˈnyü-\

Definition of newcomer

1 : one recently arrived

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he's a newcomer to ice hockey

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As other gyms add juice bars and workout classes to emulate high-end boutique studios, the company is winning over newcomers with a simple selection of machines, free pizza nights and television commercials that poke fun at gym buffs. Jaewon Kang, WSJ, "No-Frills Gym Chain Bulks Up Thanks to Workout Boom," 19 Mar. 2019 As is also his wont, Gold has assembled a sterling cast of veterans and newcomers. Adam Green, Vogue, "Glenda Jackson and Ruth Wilson on Bringing a Modern King Lear to Broadway," 19 Mar. 2019 Relative newcomer Dafne Keen will play Lyra Belacqua, the lead role. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The His Dark Materials Books Are Being Adapted into a TV Show. Here's Everything We Know.," 28 Feb. 2019 Luckily, as Magic has expanded, so have its efforts to make newcomers feel welcome. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "How to Play 'Magic: The Gathering': Everything You Need to Know," 19 Feb. 2019 TURNAROUND Hamilton said his team’s early ACC troubles were in part blending in newcomers along with injuries to mainstays like Phil Cofer, who missed the first win over Clemson last month. Pete Iacobelli, The Seattle Times, "Kabengele leads No. 16 Florida State to 77-64 win at Clemson," 19 Feb. 2019 Game of Thrones' Charlotte Hope plays the titular Catherine, while charming newcomer Ruairi O’Connor is Harry, Prince of Wales—soon to be Henry VIII. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The First Teaser Trailer for," 25 Jan. 2019 And for online newcomers like DirecTV Now and Youtube TV, offering fans all of their local teams’ games can be a differentiator. Jacob Feldman,, "Five Potential Buyers for Fox's 22 Regional Sports Networks," 12 July 2018 Other Texas newcomers were, Alliance Data Systems, Travelocity and Jacobs Engineering. Katherine Feser, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas claims 50 of the nation’s most valuable brands," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of newcomer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of newcomer

: a person who has recently arrived somewhere or who has recently started a new activity
: something new that has recently been added or created


new·​com·​er | \ ˈnü-ˌkə-mər How to pronounce newcomer (audio) , ˈnyü-\

Kids Definition of newcomer

1 : someone or something recently arrived
2 : beginner

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