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Variant of tyro.


n, pl -ros
a variant spelling of tyro


or ti•ro

(ˈtaɪ roʊ)

n., pl. -ros.
a beginner in learning anything; novice.
[1605–15; < Latin tīrō recruit]
ty•ron′ic (-ˈrɒn ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiro - someone new to a field or activitytiro - someone new to a field or activity  
unskilled person - a person who lacks technical training
abecedarian - a novice learning the rudiments of some subject
apprentice, prentice, learner - works for an expert to learn a trade
cub, greenhorn, rookie - an awkward and inexperienced youth
landlubber, landsman, lubber - an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage
fledgeling, fledgling, newbie, newcomer, entrant, freshman, neophyte, starter - any new participant in some activity
tenderfoot - an inexperienced person (especially someone inexperienced in outdoor living)
trainee - someone who is being trained
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During the time of the Roman empire, in 63 BC, Marcus Tullius Tiro, Cicero's amanuensis (or scribe, employed to take notes) developed his own sigla (a form of shorthand with symbols) which became very popular at that time.
13: "An outward sign of this bond was the family name (the nomen) which the freedman derived from his or her ex-master: Tiro, the slave of Marcus Tullius Cicero, became Marcus Tullius Tiro on manumission.
48 The ampersand symbol, &, was invented as part of a shorthand system by Marcus Tullius Tiro, a slave of which eminent Roman?