At this point, the early days of Season 3, Cote (Ziva) was a rookie herself.
David Petraeus hoped to keep his infidelity from going public, but the spy chief made some rookie mistakes.
Not bad for a rookie who kept smiling as she reeled off her best lines.
Perhaps these are rookie mistakes, and Obama will grow wiser and more realistic in the job.
Peters did not correct the rookie and later “admitted to making several antagonistic and derogatory comments to the prisoner.”
rookie, you don't want anything really, do you, except to stand by and give us all a boost when we're down?
"rookie" is the term by which a new recruit is designated in Army slang.
Yet I am convinced that what will best control the Plattsburg rookie is the Plattsburg non-com.
A Reservist is a dug-out, a recruit a rookie, and a veteran an old sweat.
Is it allowable, Sergeant, for a rookie to ask what this is all about?
"raw recruit," 1892 in that spelling, popularized by Kipling's "Barrack-Room Ballads," of uncertain origin, perhaps from recruit, influenced by rook (n.1) in its secondary sense, suggesting "easy to cheat." Barrère ["A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant," 1890] has "Rookey (army), a recruit; from the black coat some of them wear," so perhaps directly from rook (n.1). Came into general use in American English during the Spanish-American War.
The rapid growth of a word from a single seed transplanted in a congenial soil is one of the curiosities of literature. Take a single instance. A few weeks ago there was not one American soldier in a thousand who knew there was such a word as "rookey." To-day there are few soldiers and ex-soldiers who have not substituted it for "raw recruit." ["The Midland Monthly," December 1898]
: The shooting of ''rookie'' patrolman James A Broderick
A newcomer; recruit; tyro: the rookies and substitutes (1892+)
[probably fr shortening of recruit; perhaps fr the black, rook-colored coat worn by some British army recruits]