new·​com·​er | \ˈnü-ˌkə-mər, ˈnyü-\

Definition of newcomer 

1 : one recently arrived

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Examples of newcomer in a Sentence

he's a newcomer to ice hockey

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Tattooed and lithe with short dark hair, Sanchez was among the newcomers handpicked by casting director Ashley Brokaw for a show that featured androgynous, gender fluid, and transgender models, many of whom had never walked before. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "How Spanish Model Miriam Sanchez Went From Studying Business to Walking Vuitton," 16 Nov. 2018 The newcomers were trapped on the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation in Minnesota. John Flesher, The Seattle Times, "Wolf taken to Isle Royale National Park this fall dies," 14 Nov. 2018 This is very much a lie, but Sabrina clearly sees this fake Miss Wardwell as something of a mentor and trusted witch advisor (though Aunt Zelda, rightly, seems a little more skeptical of the newcomer). Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, ""Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Season 2: Questions We Need to Be Answered After That Finale," 26 Oct. 2018 In the first study, the researchers found that healthy microbial populations in people’s plumbing tends to flush out the newcomers. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Probiotics: If you don’t just poop them out, they may muck up your guts," 8 Sep. 2018 Voters are complaining that waits are increasing at clinics and hospitals, with some blaming that on the many newcomers. Fox News, "Sweden's most significant election in years, at a glance," 6 Sep. 2018 The pop ballad is a profound statement that doubles as the teenage newcomer's debut single. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "King Princess Is Here To Make Queer Youth Feel Like Royalty," 30 July 2018 The newcomer walked away with 10 noms for its first season, putting the comedy in the top 15 ranking of shows with multiple honors and helping Netflix to topple HBO in total nominations for the first time in 18 years. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, "'GLOW' Team on Emmy Noms: Female-Led Shows Are "Not a Trend"," 12 July 2018 Count Azabu, Novikov, Obra, Three by Norman Van Aken and Glass and Vine among the newcomers to the program. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "Miami Spice 2018 menus are out and your diet is officially over," 6 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, ˈnyü-\

Kids Definition of newcomer

1 : someone or something recently arrived

2 : beginner

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