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rook·ie

 (ro͝ok′ē)
n.
1. Slang
a. An untrained or inexperienced recruit, as in the army or police.
b. An inexperienced person; a novice.
2. Sports A first-year player, especially in a professional sport.

[Perhaps alteration of recruit.]

rookie

(ˈrʊkɪ)
n
1. informal an inexperienced person or newcomer, esp a raw recruit in the army
2. (Military) informal an inexperienced person or newcomer, esp a raw recruit in the army
[C20: changed from recruit]

rook•ie

(ˈrʊk i)

n.
1. an athlete in the first season as a member of a professional team.
2. an inexperienced military or police recruit.
3. a novice; beginner.
[1890–95; of uncertain orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rookie - an awkward and inexperienced youthrookie - an awkward and inexperienced youth  
beginner, initiate, tiro, tyro, novice - someone new to a field or activity

rookie

noun
Slang. One who is just starting to learn or do something:
Translations
новак
bažantzelenáč
aloittelijanoviisi

rookie

[ˈrʊkɪ] (US) N
1. (Mil) → novato/a m/f, bisoño/a m/f
2. (Sport) → debutante mf (en la temporada)

rookie

[ˈrʊki]
nbleu m
modif (= newly recruited) → nouvellement recruté(e)

rookie

n (esp Mil sl) → Grünschnabel m (inf)

rookie

[ˈrʊkɪ] n (Mil) (fam) → burba
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