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
The latest example came from the Pittsburgh Steelers where former Buckeye Cameron Heyward made a Cotton Bowl bet with rookie Juju Smith-Schuster, who played at USC.
Moyle: Watson is reportedly ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which is terrific news for Houston considering how incompetent Tom Savage and T.J. Yates were after the star rookie went down in Week 7.
The rookie from Kentucky is averaging 9.4 points and a team-leading 3.7 assists this season.
Most important, Bortles has upgraded himself from the hand-off to Leonard Fournette mode, especially with the rookie getting dinged here and there, missing two full games with various injuries.
He was named the Western Conference’s rookie of the month in November.
Alice Merton, however, needs no convincing: The pop-rock rookie was born in Germany, and has since lived in Berlin, London, New York, and Ontario (amongst other locales), making the song's titular salvo uniquely her's.
Wins largely came on the back of star rookie running back Leonard Fournette and a menacing defense that has become a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks.
Smith-Schuster, the ebullient rookie, caught six passes for 114 yards, including a 69-yard catch-and-run that put the Steelers in position to at least tie it.
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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
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