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 Fellow returning stars like Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson, and Ed Harris will welcome newcomers Vincent Cassel, Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi (a.k.a. Rachel Yang,, "Westworld season 3 sets premiere date for March," 13 Jan. 2020 One or more of Oregon State’s seven newcomers contributing like veterans? oregonlive, "Oregon State 7-footer Kylor Kelley known for shot blocking, but Beavers win when he’s scoring," 9 Jan. 2020 In Elmbrook, three newcomers are seeking the at-large seat. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's who's running for office in Milwaukee's western suburbs in the April election," 8 Jan. 2020 Veteran snowboarder Reuven Rowner and newcomer Azi Zimmerman of nearby Passaic hit Big Snow after their overnight nursing shifts. Karen Heller, Anchorage Daily News, "The future of American skiing may be inside a New Jersey mall," 8 Jan. 2020 As recent newcomers to the Bay Area taco scene have proven, the idea of there being a canonical way to make a taco is kind of bunk. Soleil Ho,, "The dynamism of the ever-changing taco," 6 Jan. 2020 The 2020 list of newbies seems shorter but only because 13 of 2020's newcomers are inside two food halls. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "These are the most exciting Indianapolis restaurants opening in 2020," 31 Dec. 2019 Replace the first-half ERA of 2015 newcomer Alfredo Simon — 4.53 ERA — with Scherzer’s 2.11 in the first half, and the Tigers probably aren’t sellers at the deadline. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers: Solving the greatest 'What ifs' of the 2010s," 31 Dec. 2019 With the addition of nearly 800,000 newcomers to the state, government planners had to figure out a way to keep them moving. The Denver Post, "Colorado’s biggest stories of the past decade," 31 Dec. 2019

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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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16 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Newcomer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 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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