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newbie

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Origin uncertain: perhaps an alteration of newie with intrusive b (compare freebie), possibly a blend of new and baby, or perhaps a shortening of new boy or new beginner. Very likely originated in Newfoundland, where the term 'new boy' is quite common, and sounds like 'newbie' when spoken.

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newbie (plural newbies)

  1. (slang) A newcomer, someone new to something. [from 20th c.]
  2. (Internet) A new user or participant; someone who is extremely new and inexperienced (to a game or activity). A beginner.

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The term "newbie" was greatly popularized with the advent of the Internet, but was in use before then.

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