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
Rookie outfielder Ian Happ will bat leadoff for the first time this year when the Cubs face the Cardinals at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon.
The Chargers and rookie offensive lineman Dan Feeney have agreed to a four-year deal, meaning the team has now signed each of its picks from the most recent NFL draft.
The veterans have their helmets but the rookies have been given helmets without team logos.
Dwayne Johnson plays the devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, who clashes with the brash rookie Matt Brody, played by Zac Efron.
The 28-year-old rookie guard poured in a career-high 22 points, including six three-pointers for Seattle, which ran its unbeaten streak to three straight games in front of 5,860 at KeyArena.
That sobering news derailed his breakout as a Yankees rookie in 2014, when Tanaka looked like the best pitcher in the American League.
Chappell, an undrafted rookie safety, has an undisclosed injury, though he was seen walking around and watching practice.
Last month, the Ravens picked up their option on Mosley's rookie contract for the 2018 season.
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Origin and Etymology of rookie
perhaps alteration of recruit
First Known Use: 1868
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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