newcomer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From new- +‎ comer. Compare Old English nīwcumen (new comer, neophyte, novice).

Noun[edit]

newcomer (plural newcomers)

  1. One who has recently come to a community; a recent arrival.
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, Ch.I:
      This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. In complexion fair, and with blue or gray eyes, he was tall as any Viking, as broad in the shoulder.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, The China Governess[1]:
      As soon as Julia returned with a constable, Timothy, who was on the point of exhaustion, prepared to give over to him gratefully. The newcomer turned out to be a powerful youngster, fully trained and eager to help, and he stripped off his tunic at once.
  2. A new participant in some activity; a neophyte.

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