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rooky

[roo k-ee] /ˈrʊk i/
adjective, rookier, rookiest.
1.
full of or frequented by rooks.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; rook1 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for rooky

rooky

/ˈrʊkɪ/
adjective rookier, rookiest
1.
(literary) abounding in rooks
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Slang definitions & phrases for rooky

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]


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