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Monday, February 25, 2002

Definitions for tyro

  1. A beginner in learning; a novice.

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Citations for tyro
It's difficult to imagine a tyro publishing a book on medical procedures or economic theory. Philip Zaleski, New York Times
He was a sensitive, fine soul alert to the pleasures of being green, a tyro, an amateur, unwilling to close his mind before it had been tempted. Paul West, Sporting With Amaryllis
Origin of tyro
1605-1615
Tyro is from Latin tiro, "a young soldier, a recruit," hence "a beginner, a learner."
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