newcomer

noun new·com·er \ ˈnü-ˌkə-mər , ˈnyü- \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of newcomer

1 : one recently arrived

Examples of newcomer in a Sentence

  1. he's a newcomer to ice hockey

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First Known Use of newcomer

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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NEWCOMER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of newcomer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has recently arrived somewhere or who has recently started a new activity

  • : something new that has recently been added or created


NEWCOMER Defined for Kids

newcomer

noun new·com·er \ ˈnü-ˌkə-mər , ˈnyü- \

Definition of newcomer for Students

1 : someone or something recently arrived
2 : beginner


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