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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With the new 2019 Chevy Silverado (and the GMC Sierra), GM has introduced a slew of new technologies designed to make the towing experience easier and safer for towing newcomers and experienced drivers alike. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "The Chevy Silverado's New Towing Tech Makes Attaching a Trailer a Breeze," 20 Sep. 2018 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is urging people not to read too much into the primary victory of political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Rep. Joe Crowley, who was seen as a potential successor to Pelosi., "Today: Reorder in the Court," 28 June 2018 Last night, 28-year-old political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off a shocking upset and beat longtime incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional Cistrict’s Democratic primary. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "Here’s the Moment Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Realized She Won," 27 June 2018 The film not only boasts the biggest budget in the franchise but also its biggest cast, with Huston joining series newcomers Halle Berry and Asia Kate Dillon alongside franchise favorites like Ian McShane and Laurence Fishburne. Keaton Bell, Vogue, "Inside the World Premiere of John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum," 13 May 2019 Alabama, as usual, has opportunities in some spots for newcomers to play early roles. John Zenor, The Seattle Times, "Nick Saban reloading defense with youthful Alabama team," 13 Apr. 2019 After landing the coveted spot as CBS's #1 debut series, network newcomer FBI has officially been renewed for another season. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Is 'FBI' Renewed for a Second Season? Here's Everything We Know," 30 Apr. 2019 Despite her personal victory, during the process of running for office, Stefanik saw firsthand how the system hinders newcomer candidates. Rebecca Gale, Marie Claire, "Elise Stefanik Is Going to Bring Women Back to the GOP," 25 Mar. 2019 For the PPW Diamonds Division Title, Rocky Radley vs. Platinum Pro newcomer Sofia Castillo. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "Interviews with WWE alums and July events with big names in South Florida," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of newcomer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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