new·com·er | \ˈnü-ˌkə-mər, 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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Barrett, 46, is a newcomer with a sparse record as a judge. David G. Savage,, "Amy Coney Barrett is the favorite of social conservatives, but Democrats are already taking aim," 9 July 2018 Brent Cobb is a relative newcomer whose second album, Providence Canyon, is one of the year’s best., "Carrie Underwood, Celebration of Black Arts and other great events in Philadelphia, June 29-July 6," 28 June 2018 India and North Korea are newcomers to the very exclusive ballistic missile submarine club. Dimitrios Mitsopoulos, Popular Mechanics, "All the Nuclear Missile Submarines in the World in One Chart," 8 June 2018 Wisz, a Lemont graduate, also was the newcomer of the year. Paul Johnson, Naperville Sun, "On the Mark: Lockport product Russell Hoh follows idol Buehrle’s pitching ways for North Central," 18 May 2018 All three are newcomers to the Top Workplaces list. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Touching Hearts, Physicians Realty and Tundraland help employees find fulfillment at work," 4 May 2018 Just how popular is Democratic newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Claire Zillman, Fortune, "Oprah Winfrey Empire, Angela Merkel, Paternity Leave: Broadsheet July 12th," 12 July 2018 Despite the historic element of her nomination, Oh is not an Emmy newcomer. Yvonne Villarreal,, "Sandra Oh on her historic Emmy nomination: 'Let’s move it forward'," 12 July 2018 Rosen — a Chicago native and political newcomer looking to flip one of the country’s most coveted U.S. Senate seats — ran the unnamed, one-woman operation between 1993 and 2002, according to her campaign. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Dems face big loss, big opportunity with Kavanaugh," 10 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, ˈnyü-\

Kids Definition of newcomer

1 : someone or something recently arrived

2 : beginner

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