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English citations of newbie

Noun (a newcomer to something)[edit]

  • 1948 May 31, Time Magazine, “Hum Sweet Hum”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
    Every "newbie" (new boy) must try ten different trades, and then pick his favorite.
  • 2008 March 10, The Daily Telegraph, “Wine, dine and learn”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[2]:
    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]

  • 1994 May 8, Seattle Times, “Newbies And Net Gods Interface On The Internet”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[3]:
    Some longtime users of on-line services have expressed annoyance at the growing number of "newbies" in their midst.

  • 1994 May 3, New York Times, “PERSONAL COMPUTERS; Newcomers to Internet Need Combat Training”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[4]:
    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.
  • 2007 August 8, ZDNet, “Spock: Search's final frontier?”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[5]:
    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.