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[noo-kuhm-er, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌkʌm ər, ˈnyu-/
a person or thing that has recently arrived; new arrival:
She is a newcomer to our city. The firm is a newcomer in the field of advertising.
Origin of newcomer
1585-95; new + comer
stranger, outsider, outlander. Unabridged
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  • But native species disappeared at a rate of roughly two per year, while more than one newcomer arrived.
  • Any newcomer has to fill all the niche roles that its predecessor managed.
  • When you go onto your social-networking site and indicate that a newcomer is your friend, that establishes a relationship.
  • There were many in the court outside, but no one went to receive the newcomer.
  • Them, being a newcomer among the demonstratives, has not yet acquired an inflection in the absolute.
  • Such signs point to a department with serious internal issues and, worse, chomping to inflict their unhappiness on a newcomer.
  • Have them add this newcomer to the picture and write one or two sentences explaining what they think might happen next.
  • Bustling newcomer winning plaudits for imaginative dishes and green credentials.
  • Relentless wind has probably deterred many a newcomer to this land.
  • He wore the depth of his knowledge so lightly, and was so open with any newcomer who wanted to tap into it.
British Dictionary definitions for newcomer


a person who has recently arrived or started to participate in something
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for newcomer

"recent arrival," mid-15c., with agent noun ending from new-come (past participle adjective), c.1200, from Old English niwe cumen. Old English also used niwcumen as a noun meaning "newcomer, neophyte."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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