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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The program is simple to use, even for newbies.
▪ Obviously I am-as the Linux jargon goes-a newbie, but I will now subscribe to your magazine.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"newcomer, new person to an existing situation," by 1969, from new with diminutive or derogatory suffix. Perhaps originally U.S. military slang. Compare noob. Middle English had newing "a new thing" (early 15c.); new was used as a noun meaning "naval cadet during first training on a ship" (1909); and newie "new thing" is recorded from 1947.


n. 1 (context slang English) A newcomer, someone new to something. (from 20th c.) 2 (context Internet English) A new user or participant; someone who is extremely new and inexperienced (to a game or activity). A beginner.


n. any new participant in some activity [syn: newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, entrant]


Newbie, newb or noob is a slang term for a novice or newcomer, or somebody inexperienced in any profession or activity. Contemporary use can particularly refer to a beginner or new user of computers, often concerning Internet activity, such as online gaming or Linux use. It can have derogatory connotations, but is also often used for descriptive purposes only, without a value judgment.

The term's origin is uncertain. Earliest uses probably date to late twentieth century United States Armed Forces jargon, though possible precursor terms are much earlier. Variant forms of the noun include newby and newbee, while the related term noob (often spelt n00b) is often used in online gaming.

Newbie (disambiguation)

A newbie is a slang term for a novice or newcomer.

Newbie may also refer to:

  • Newbie, Dumfries and Galloway, including Newbie Barns, a place in Scotland
  • A nickname of J.D. (Scrubs)

Usage examples of "newbie".

Like other newbies, the shavetails had died in droves before really having a chance to learn the ropes.

There, the newbies, as they learned they were called, were shown the foundry, where boys filled cast-iron molds.

Selecting a link to a chatroom sponsored by the local parish, he assumed his most innocent look, preparing to assume the newbie persona he'd adopted.

People have pointed out to me that every time I put an email address or domain name in a Guide to (mostly) Harmless Hacking, a zillion newbies launch botched hacking attacks against these.

The newbies had their feet under them, the best of the experienced hands had been given time to pass along their own skills, the bad apples were in the brig, reformed, or keeping a very low profile, and department efficiency ratings were closing in on a uniform 4.

He could put together the required strike force out of his more experienced, battle hardened units without exposing his newbies.

Armand Pahner had a very clear notion of the sort of intestinal fortitude required for a combat newbie to stay focused—.

Armand Pahner had a very clear notion of the sort of intestinal fortitude required for a combat newbie to stay focused—.

That, at least, meant she wasn't likely to be smeared with grease, have her entire body shaved, be required to drink or eat assorted unpalatable substances, or otherwise be subjected to the rites of passage which the senior members of the lodge so cheerfully inflicted upon the newbies in their midst.

Until this moment Huber hadn't seen either the vehicle or its crew, three newbies commanded by a former tank driver named Gabinus who'd just been promoted to sergeant.

B-52H Stratopig bombers, the few that were left, were such easy targets that they were left for the newbies, the new guys in the squadron, or killed with a BVR (beyond visual range) missile shot.