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

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The cast is filled with stylish actors like the aforementioned Monsieur Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan, and one newcomer that has immense fashion potential on top of her on-screen chops. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "These Are the 15 Stars That Will Be Inspiring Fashion Designers in 2019," 4 Jan. 2019 They're joined by a cast of very welcome (and masterfully designed) newcomers, bringing the fighter selection up to 74. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Smash Bros. Ultimate review: The best fighting game on any Nintendo system," 6 Dec. 2018 As mentioned, Biles’ teammates included four relative newcomers—all never-before Olympians. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "The USA Women's Gymnastics Team Won Its 4th Straight World Championship—Here's How to Watch the Final Events," 31 Oct. 2018 Some of season three’s newcomers include Maggie (portrayed by Joanne Whalley) and Agent Nadeem (portrayed by Jay Ali). Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Bullseye joins Netflix’s Daredevil for season 3," 6 Oct. 2018 Now, two newcomers to the whiskey business have resurrected the Old Taylor distillery and renamed it. Bruce Schreiner, The Seattle Times, "Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life," 18 Sep. 2018 The two newcomers join KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart, and Cole Sprouse, who will be playing the roles of their onscreen parents — Luke Perry, Marisol Nichols, Mädchen Amick, and Skeet Ulrich, respectively. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The "Riverdale" Parents Episode Will Be Called "The Midnight Club"," 21 Aug. 2018 As for her team, Ellis has summoned 60 players since the Olympics, including 29 newcomers. Steven Goff,, "U.S. women's soccer is one year from the World Cup. It seems closer for coach Jill Ellis.," 12 July 2018 MacDonald joins a group on the blue line led by Josh Brown and that will also include newcomer Riley Stillman after his OHL career. Matthew Defranks,, "Panthers add to AHL depth by signing Paul Thompson, Jacob MacDonald," 2 July 2018

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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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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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