noob

noun
\ ˈnüb How to pronounce noob (audio) \
variants: or less commonly noobie \ ˈnü-​bē How to pronounce noob (audio) \
plural noobs also noobies

Definition of noob

informal
: a person who has recently started a particular activity : newbie The Burning owes a lot to Friday the 13th, for obvious reasons, though it's now most-remembered for a cast that includes Holly Hunter, Fisher Stevens, and Jason Alexander, all showbiz noobs back in 1981.— Cheryl Eddy Parkour websites post daily homework in the form of push-ups and other exercises, and some veterans urge "noobies" not to show up for training sessions until they can run a good three miles.— Alice Park

First Known Use of noob

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for noob

by shortening from noobie, spelling variant of newbie

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“Noob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noob. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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