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90s Slang You Should Know

new kid


a newcomer; a new arrival; a person who is new to a situation or activity

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  • Toady was a new kid in town, because his father had come to Riverbank to start a store.

    Swatty Ellis Parker Butler
  • It had been a wrench, of course, to allow a new kid to treat him!

    King of Ranleigh F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
  • That comes of trusting a new kid, that sings comic songs, and parts his hair the wrong side, with a secret.

    The Cock-House at Fellsgarth Talbot Baines Reed
  • After all, this was a new kid, and a pretty poor specimen at that.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • The crowd broke up except for a few admirers of Rodber, who was telling Michael that he had done tolerably well for a new kid.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 Compton Mackenzie

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