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- (UK) enPR: nyo͞oʹkŭmər, IPA(key): /ˈnjuːkʌmə/
- (US) enPR: n(y)o͞oʹkŭ'mər, IPA(key): /ˈn(j)uˌkʌmɚ/, [ˈn(j)uˌkʰʌmɚ]
- Rhymes: -uːkʌmə(ɹ), -ʌmə(ɹ)
newcomer (plural newcomers)
- One who has recently come to a community; a recent arrival.
- 1791, John Walker, A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary […] , London: Sold by G. G. J. and J. Robinſon, Paternoſter Row; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, →OCLC, page 550:
- Welcome, we²l'ku²m. a.
Received with gladneſs, admitted willingly, grateful […]
Welcome, we²l'ku²m. interj.
A form of ſalutation uſed to a new comer.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
- 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, in The China Governess:
- 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.
- A new participant in some activity; a neophyte.
- (recent arrival): comeling, newling, offcomer; see also Thesaurus:newcomer
- (a new participant): newbie, noob, n00b (Internet slang); see also Thesaurus:beginner
- → German: Newcomer
one who has recently arrived in a community
new participant in some activity
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