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[noo-bee, nyoo‐] /ˈnu bi, ˈnyu‐/
a newcomer or novice, especially an inexperienced user of the Internet or of computers in general.
1965-70, Americanism; perhaps newb(orn) + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples for newbie
  • Dozens of online forums and blogs contain all the information a newbie needs to get started.
  • The speed and simplicity of the recipes will appeal to newbie cooks, but kitchen pros will get a lot out of this book as well.
  • For now, those are questions for the experts, not the newbie.
  • For the newbie, there are few more inspiring places to first experience the outdoors.
  • Obviously, since the software is so simple, it will work for the seasoned veteran as well as the newbie.
  • If your adviser were an untenured newbie, changing might be feasible even a good idea.
  • Sometimes the professor-newbie dyad is required to meet once monthly or weekly, often over lunch.
  • But people are interconnected in ways that are not always obvious, especially to a newbie.
  • What's even better is seeing a newbie who sticks with the program for more than a month or so.
  • And lots of the newbie businesses being funded by accelerators seem to have dubious prospects.
British Dictionary definitions for newbie


(slang) a newcomer, esp in computing or on the internet
Word Origin
C20: origin unknown; possibly from new boy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for newbie



A person new to computers and computer networks; computer neophyte: You'd copy it because you didn't want to seem like a newbie (read: clueless computer rookie)/ Newbies sometimes get flamed just because they are new (1990s+ Computer)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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newbie in Technology
/n[y]oo'bee/ (Sometimes shorted to "noob") Originally from British public-school and military slang variant of "new boy", an inexperienced user.
This term surfaced in the newsgroup news:talk.bizarre but is now in wide use. Criteria for being considered a newbie vary wildly; a person can be called a newbie in one group while remaining a respected regular in another. The label "newbie" is sometimes applied as a serious insult to a person who has been around for a long time but who carefully hides all evidence of having a clue.
[Jargon File]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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