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English citations of newbie
Noun (a newcomer to something)
Noun (Internet - A new user or participant; someone who is extremely new and inexperienced (to a game or activity))
1994 May 3, New York Times, “PERSONAL COMPUTERS; Newcomers to Internet Need Combat Training”:
- As a new visitor to the Internet -- or, in the delightful argot of cyberspace, a "clueless newbie" -- it might be wise to participate passively for a while before you send your first message or post your first question to a news group.