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new boy

noun phrase

A novice; beginner: Not a bad start for a new boy

[1970s+; fr the British term for a beginning school student, found by 1847]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • It seemed as though the master were favourably impressed with the new boy—in spite of the fact that he was a hunchback.

    The Hero of Garside School J. Harwood Panting
  • All of this speech was directed to the new boy who stood on one leg and grew red.

    An Australian Lassie Lilian Turner
  • Perhaps not, but the appearance of this new boy on the scene makes your chance a good deal smaller.

    Driven From Home Horatio Alger
  • “I suppose you intend that for wit,” said the new boy languidly.

    St. Winifred's Frederic W. Farrar
  • "A new boy," she said, in an oily and deeply religious voice.

    Whilomville Stories Stephen Crane
  • I told them all about the new boy, and they were much interested.

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • It might be expected that the first effort of a new boy would be to listen to the teacher's questions and the pupils' answers.

    The Precipice Ivan Goncharov
  • As to you, 'new boy,' you will conjugate 'ridiculus sum' twenty times.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • The new boy articulated in a stammering voice an unintelligible name.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert

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