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rookey

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rookie

modifier

: The shooting of ''rookie'' patrolman James A Broderick

noun

A newcomer; recruit; tyro: the rookies and substitutes (1892+)

[probably fr shortening of recruit; perhaps fr the black, rook-colored coat worn by some British army recruits]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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