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 This year's School Board race pits a political newcomer against a perennial candidate for state and local offices. Dave Perozek, Arkansas Online, "Two vying to fill Bentonville School Board seat," 22 Sep. 2020 The Georgia Peach award, given to the female batter with the highest point total, was given to newcomer, Erin Muir, from the Harford Bank all-female team., "Harford Family House and area business leaders go to bat for the homeless," 29 Aug. 2020 Along with newcomer and cheer outsider Missy Pantone (Eliza Dushku), Torrance must figure out a way to make up for past slights, all while developing an entirely new routine for the Toros in time to compete against the Clovers at Nationals. Anne Cohen,, "6 Things You Never Knew About Bring It On, 20 Years Later," 21 Aug. 2020 Gaetz said that House Republican leadership backed incumbent Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., in his primary in Florida’s 15th, but that Gaetz endorsed a newcomer, Scott Franklin, who ended up defeating the incumbent. Brooke Singman, Fox News, "Gaetz cruises to GOP primary win in reelection battle, says 'voters reward fighters'," 19 Aug. 2020 After founding and then selling Sushi Fix, chef/owner Billy Tserenbat (the talent behind Wayzata’s Baja Haus) is back behind the sushi bar at this North Loop newcomer, hurrah. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "30 Twin Cities restaurants that have opened during the coronavirus pandemic," 12 Aug. 2020 Another newcomer, guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, came through with a career high equaling 17 points, four rebounds and two assists. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix Mercury avenge playoff loss to Chicago for fourth consecutive win," 6 Aug. 2020 As a result, Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver edged a telegenic newcomer named John Kennedy for the VP slot on the second ballot, the last second ballot at a political convention in history. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "What Joe Biden Wants," 2 Aug. 2020 On the other side, there’s a political newcomer, a former Auburn University football coach that Crimson Tide fans used to love to hate. al, "Why the nation is watching Sessions vs. Coach," 12 July 2020

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First Known Use of newcomer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Sep 2020

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“Newcomer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 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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