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newbie

[noo-bee, nyoo‐] /ˈnu bi, ˈnyu‐/
noun
1.
a newcomer or novice, especially an inexperienced user of the Internet or of computers in general.
Origin
1965-70, Americanism; perhaps newb(orn) + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for newbies

newbie

/ˈnjuːbɪ/
noun
1.
(slang) a newcomer, esp in computing or on the internet
Word Origin
C20: origin unknown; possibly from new boy
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Word Origin and History for newbies

newbie

n.

"newcomer, new person to an existing situation," by 1969, from new with diminutive or derogatory suffix. Perhaps originally U.S. military slang. Cf. 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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for newbies

newbie

noun

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.
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