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From prob(ationary) + -ie


probie (plural probies)

  1. Someone holding a position on a probationary basis, subject to performance or examination.
  2. (firefighting) A neophyte firefighter
    • 1997. Steve Delson. "The Fire Inside: Firefighters Talk About Their Lives", Page 41
      A probie never complains. A probie keeps his mouth shut, his eyes open. A probie is never idle. A probie is always learning or drilling or cleaning. That's why you're still called a probie: for one year after you leave training school.