newcomer

noun
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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Kellogg has for years offered frozen veggie burgers, but patties made with ingredients like black beans and mushrooms were never intended to taste like meat, and its more meatlike Grillers look outdated compared with the newcomers. Deena Shanker, chicagotribune.com, "Kellogg set to roll out bleeding soy burger as it catches up on fake meat front," 5 Sep. 2019 Kellogg has for years offered frozen veggie burgers, but patties made with ingredients like black beans and mushrooms were never intended to taste like meat, and its more meat-like Grillers look outdated compared with the newcomers. Bloomberg News, al, "Incogmeato? Kellogg’s Morningstar Farms to sell its own plant-based imitation burger," 4 Sep. 2019 Prep expects to have more size and strength this season with the newcomers from junior varsity. Matt Doherty, BostonGlobe.com, "Despite withering heat and humidity, local teams hit the pitch to prepare for a new season," 22 Aug. 2019 Most are the descendents of recent immigrants, and sympathise with newcomers. The Economist, "Donald Trump presses Israel into barring entry to American congresswomen," 16 Aug. 2019 Everyone could be heard catching up with those they hadn’t seen in a while and welcoming newcomers to the retirement years. Sam Boyer, cleveland.com, "Retired teachers and staff got a big surprise on not-back-to-school day," 15 Aug. 2019 The event will host the region’s top fighting game players in separate tournaments in three games: circuit veteran titles Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition and Tekken 7 along with newcomer Under Night In-Birth. Marco Santana, orlandosentinel.com, "Full Sail University to host Red Bull Conquest regional," 13 Aug. 2019 The Sun Devils go into the season with nine newcomers (six freshmen, three transfers) joining 10 returners including starters Ivana Jeremic, Claire Kovensky, Megan Beedie and Nicole Peterson. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ASU volleyball 2021 recruiting class continues to grow," 16 July 2019 Grant is in a loaded receiver group, headlined by Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker, Albert Wilson and newcomer Preston Williams. Safid Deen, sun-sentinel.com, "Dolphins’ Jakeem Grant hopes to emulate Devin Hester, Dante Hall in return game," 25 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of newcomer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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newcomer

noun

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

newcomer

noun
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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