tyro

[tahy-roh]
noun, plural tyros.
a beginner in learning anything; novice.
Also, tiro.


Origin:
1605–15; < Latin tīrō recruit

tyronic [tahy-ron-ik] , adjective


neophyte, learner.
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tyro or tiro (ˈtaɪrəʊ)
 
n , pl -ros
a novice or beginner
 
[C17: from Latin tīrō recruit]
 
tiro or tiro
 
n
 
[C17: from Latin tīrō recruit]
 
tyronic or tiro
 
adj
 
tironic or tiro
 
adj

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tyro
1611, from M.L. tyro, variant of L. tiro (pl. tirones) "young soldier, recruit, beginner," of unknown origin.
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Example sentences
Whether you're a vacationing tyro or a big-name pro, there's a wave here with your name on it.
In fact, the merest tyro in military matters knows where the fault lies.
On a return visit, neither tyro busboy nor novice waitress was in sight.
The behavioral experiments at the base of this work wouldn't, in principle, surprise a tyro in sophomore biology.
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