new·​com·​er | \ ˈnü-ˌkə-mər How to pronounce newcomer (audio) , 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
Recent Examples on the Web Richard Pitino is no stranger to fielding newcomer-laden basketball teams. Marcus Fuller, Star Tribune, "Richard Pitino overhauls Gophers again, says planned transfer rule would 'create chaos'," 16 Oct. 2020 But as the last two years have shown with Joe Burrow and Kyler Murray, there’s always room for a newcomer to make a jump and take home the trophy. Stephen Means, cleveland, "Clemson and Alabama’s quarterbacks and running backs stars shine to start the season: Heisman Watch," 15 Oct. 2020 Against a Braves lineup pounding mistakes halfway to Arlington – home of the NLCS and World Series – saving the season is a tall order for a newcomer. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Rookie Ian Anderson looks like an ace, Braves push Marlins to the brink: What we learned from NLDS Game 2," 7 Oct. 2020 Disney+ has finally found its Ms. Marvel, a newcomer ready to break down barriers and stereotypes. Mona Khalifeh,, "As A Middle-Eastern Muslim American, Ms. Marvel Isn’t Something I Dreamed Would Exist," 1 Oct. 2020 Boak also identified 151 Walker, a newcomer, as one to watch, as well as 480 Otis, who has won two Fat Bear Week competitions. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s Fat Bear Week at Katmai National Park — finally," 29 Sep. 2020 Whether working with a relocation company or conducting a move on their own, each newcomer has a choice of who represents them in their search for the right home, said Bradley. Dallas News, "Susan Bradley helps newcomers become Texans," 27 Sep. 2020 The Dolphins also had another newcomer make a pivotal defensive play as linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill’s blitz and sack of Minshew on fourth down in the final minutes of the first half helped keep the tide in Miami’s favor. Safid Deen,, "Dolphins defense enjoys timely plays from key standouts in first win of season vs. Jaguars," 25 Sep. 2020 Danny Sauter, president of North Beach Neighbors and a newcomer in San Francisco politics, offers a different approach: More housing of all kinds. Trisha Thadani,, "S.F. still faces a housing crisis. Where do the Board of Supervisors candidates stand on fixing it?," 23 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of newcomer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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20 Oct 2020

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“Newcomer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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

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