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English citations of newbie

Noun (a newcomer to something)[edit]

  • 1948 May 31, Time Magazine, “Hum Sweet Hum”:
    Every "newbie" (new boy) must try ten different trades, and then pick his favorite.
  • 2008 MArch 10, The Daily Telegraph, “Wine, dine and learn”:
    Think you know your wines? Whether you’re a seasoned sampler or a newbie with a thirst for more knowledge, you can benefit from broadening your wine horizons from time to time. And when better than on a weekend break?

Noun (Internet - A new user or participant; someone who is extremely new and inexperienced (to a game or activity))[edit]

  • 2007 August 8, ZDNet, “Spock: Search's final frontier?”:
    What newbie Web 2.0 company wouldn't want to become the next Google? Easier said than done, of course, and if you had a nickel every time you heard that prediction for a start-up, you'd be in Eric Schmidt's tax bracket.