tyro


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ty·ro

also ti·ro  (tī′rō)
n. pl. ty·ros also ti·ros
A beginner in learning something.

[Medieval Latin tȳrō, squire, variant of Latin tīrō, recruit.]

tyro

(ˈtaɪrəʊ) or

tiro

n, pl -ros
a novice or beginner
[C17: from Latin tīrō recruit]
tyronic, tironic adj

ty•ro

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.tyro - someone new to a field or activitytyro - 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

tyro

also tiro
noun
One who is just starting to learn or do something:
Slang: rookie.
Translations

tyro

[ˈtaɪərəʊ] Nnovicio/a m/f, principiante mf

tyro

nAnfänger(in) m(f); a tyro skier etcein Anfänger beim or im Skilaufen etc

tyro

tiro [ˈtaɪrəʊ] n (Brit) (old) (frm) → principiante m/f
References in classic literature ?
At any time it is a strange sight to the tyro to see with what wondrous habitude of unconscious skill the whaleman will maintain an erect posture in his boat, even when pitched about by the most riotously perverse and cross-running seas.
Others are acquired after birth; and of these some are bodily marks, as scars; some external tokens, as necklaces, or the little ark in the Tyro by which the discovery is effected.
We never yet heard of such a woman; we know all about Tyro, Alcmena, Mycene, and the famous women of old, but they were nothing to your mother any one of them.
That Gascon' has saved a queen and made Monsieur de Richelieu confess that in point of talent, address and political skill, to him he was only a tyro.
Mere bald fabrication is useless; the veriest tyro can manage that.
I once heard a pirate swear, but his best efforts would have seemed like those of a tyro alongside of Perry's masterful and scientific imprecations.
Her trained ear detected the weaknesses and exaggerations, the overemphasis of the tyro, and she was instantly aware each time the sentence-rhythm tripped and faltered.
Looking back, I am confident that the only one there who guessed I was a tyro at bar-drinking was Johnny Heinhold.
I was still a tyro so far as concerned knowing how to behave in desperate circumstances.
In one instance a considerable and characteristic section can be traced from extant fragments and notices: Salmoneus, son of Aeolus, had a daughter Tyro who bore to Poseidon two sons, Pelias and Neleus; the latter of these, king of Pylos, refused Heracles purification for the murder of Iphitus, whereupon Heracles attacked and sacked Pylos, killing amongst the other sons of Neleus Periclymenus, who had the power of changing himself into all manner of shapes.
It had expected a rushing battle between Danny Ward and Billy Carthey, and here it must put up with this poor little tyro.
She told him of the penalty of breaking the taboo of the Red One--a week of torture, living, the details of which she yammered out from her face in the mire until he realized that he was yet a tyro in knowledge of the frightfulness the human was capable of wreaking on the human.