rookie

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noun rook·ie \ˈru̇-kē\

Definition of rookie

  1. 1 :  recruit; also :  novice

  2. 2 :  a first-year participant in a major professional sport

Examples of rookie in a sentence

  1. There are three rookies in the starting lineup.

  2. an experienced policeman whose partner is a rookie

Origin and Etymology of rookie

perhaps alteration of recruit


First Known Use: 1868

Other General Sports Terms


ROOKIE Defined for English Language Learners

rookie

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noun rook·ie \ˈru̇-kē\

Definition of rookie for English Language Learners

  • : a first-year player in a professional sport

  • : a person who has just started a job or activity and has little experience


ROOKIE Defined for Kids

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noun rook·ie \ˈru̇-kē\

Definition of rookie for Students



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