noninitiate

noun
non·​ini·​ti·​ate | \ ˌnän-i-ˈni-shē-ˌāt How to pronounce noninitiate (audio) \

Definition of noninitiate

: a person who has some experience and knowledge in a field or subject : a person who is not an initiate … the noninitiate may find the symbology abstruse …— Francis Morrone … is so deadpan that noninitiates don't catch the humor.— Greg Kot

First Known Use of noninitiate

1660, in the meaning defined above

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“Noninitiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noninitiate. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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