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rank amateur

noun

a person with no experience whatsoever in an activity or situation

Examples

Don't include rank amateurs when you play poker.

Word Origin

1884

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  • He knew that he had to do with something more than a rank amateur.

    Judith of Blue Lake Ranch

    Jackson Gregory
  • But he had laughed when she said this to him, protesting that he was a "rank amateur."

    The Second Latchkey

    Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  • The man who has been serving me seems to be a rank amateur, and twice he was almost insolent.

    The Brand of Silence Harrington Strong

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