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 Offered by Hurtigruten and newcomer Havila, the voyage is billed as a cruise but the entertainment on offer is first and foremost the ever-changing coastline. David Nikel, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 Stay in one of the desert-sleek villas at newcomer El Perdido. Jen Murphy, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Oct. 2021 Popovich opened the preseason Monday at home against the Utah Jazz with a starting lineup of Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Keldon Johnson, newcomer Doug McDermott and Jakob Poeltl. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Oct. 2021 Drew Lock, a 2019 second-round pick who started 13 games last season and lost the preseason battle to the newcomer Bridgewater, wasn’t much better and finished 12-for-21 for 113 yards and an interception on his final throw. Jonas Shaffer,, 3 Oct. 2021 As a viewer, this move is reassuring, as well as a huge vote of confidence to a newcomer. Andy Hoglund,, 3 Oct. 2021 The commission’s draft map would dramatically redesign districts represented by Krekorian, who is based in the San Fernando Valley, and Raman, a newcomer to City Hall who represents much of the Hollywood Hills. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2021 Midnight Mass is newcomer Cymone's first TV role, and she's also set to star in Flanagan's upcoming series The Midnight Club. Quinci Legardye, Marie Claire, 1 Oct. 2021 Huggins encouraged them to work together as teammates and draw on each other’s strengths, specifically Da’Vinchi’s more extensive acting experience and newcomer Lil Meech’s in-depth family knowledge. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 1 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of newcomer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Oct 2021

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“Newcomer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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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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