Examples of rookie in a Sentence
There are three rookies in the starting lineup.
an experienced policeman whose partner is a rookie
Recent Examples of rookie from the Web
After a rookie season plagued by drops, he's handled every punt during the preseason without a miscue.
Back from a knee injury that ruined his rookie season, Reggie Ragland would battle Preston Brown to be the Buffalo Bills' starting middle linebacker for the 2017 season.
Fourth-round 2000 wideout Gari Scott didn’t get into any games as a rookie, and played in only three the next year, but he didn’t get cut until 2002 training camp.
Dak Prescott, now the starter, was a rookie last year.
He'll be fired tomorrow.https://t.co/hcv4XgyIPO — Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 17, 2017 Many said Bannon is too smart to make such a rookie mistake, and this is just more Littlefingering – but to what end?
Undrafted rookie Michael Davis had a poor game Sunday against Seattle after replacing Williams.
Romano’s start was the 215th start by a rookie over 442 games over the last three seasons.
Even Sean Spicer wouldn’t have made that rookie mistake.
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Origin and Etymology of rookie
First Known Use: 1868See Words from the same year
Synonymsabecedarian, apprentice, babe, colt, cub, fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, novice, novitiate, punk, recruit, rook, beginner, tenderfoot, tyro, virgin
Antonymsold hand, old-timer, vet, veteran
Related Wordsboot; amateur, dabbler, dilettante; learner, student, trainee; candidate, entrant, probationer
Near Antonymsexpert, master, pro, professional
ROOKIE Defined for English Language Learners
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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