newcomer

noun

new·​com·​er ˈnü-ˌkə-mər How to pronounce newcomer (audio)
ˈnyü-
1
: one recently arrived
2

Example Sentences

he's a newcomer to ice hockey
Recent Examples on the Web As women trying to maintain hope, Lily Gladstone and newcomer Isabel Deroy-Olson deliver standout turns. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Jan. 2023 This relative newcomer takes its musical roots seriously. Stacey Lastoe, Travel + Leisure, 25 Jan. 2023 The film stars Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and newcomer Diego Calva in a three-hour story about filmmaking at a crucial time for American cinema. Nardos Haile, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Jan. 2023 In the latest promo clip ahead of his hosting gig on this week’s Saturday Night Live, the actor leaves newcomer Michael Longfellow with a broken nose from two heavy punches to the face. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 25 Jan. 2023 For Paul, who defeated American newcomer Ben Shelton, 7-6 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, all this is no coincidence. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, 25 Jan. 2023 The film stars Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and newcomer Diego Calva in a three-hour story about filmmaking at a crucial time for American cinema. Nardos Haile, ajc, 24 Jan. 2023 Taking a stand against the segregation laws, Parks inspired the African American community to boycott buses for 381 days, which became known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott — and was led by newcomer Martin Luther King, Jr. Karla Pope, Woman's Day, 24 Jan. 2023 Previte’s newcomer is personalized with a central bar, walls with mod colors evoking the 1970s and an album’s worth of the owner’s family photographs. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of newcomer was in the 15th century

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“Newcomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/newcomer. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

newcomer

noun
new·​com·​er ˈn(y)ü-ˌkəm-ər How to pronounce newcomer (audio)
1
: one recently arrived
2

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