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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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  • He hadn't yet made up his mind if the new boy was sharp or not.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot

    Mrs. Molesworth
  • Who was the Biffer—a new boy at that—to call anyone a German?

  • He eyed the new boy critically as he advanced, and stopped in front of him.

    Follow My leader Talbot Baines Reed
  • Once more the new boy parries and drives home with his left.

    Follow My leader Talbot Baines Reed
  • About a couple of years before, he was a new boy in the academy at Willisville.

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • All of this speech was directed to the new boy who stood on one leg and grew red.

    An Australian Lassie Lilian Turner
  • Not much,” lisped the new boy; “everything looks so very common.

    St. Winifred's Frederic W. Farrar
  • “I suppose you intend that for wit,” said the new boy languidly.

    St. Winifred's Frederic W. Farrar
  • I told them all about the new boy, and they were much interested.

    The Martian George Du Maurier

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