- a beginner in learning anything; novice.
Origin of tyro
First recorded in 1605–15, tyro is from the Latin word tīrō recruit
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Examples from the Web for tiro
How it interests e'en a beginner(Or tiro) like dear little Ned!The Book of Humorous Verse
He is referring to his promise to emancipate Tiro on a particular day.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Tiro has been made a freedman, and has bought a farm for himself.
Tiro was taken ill, and Cicero was obliged to leave him at Patræ, in Greece.
There are also extant three letters to Tiro and one to M. Cicero.The Student's Companion to Latin Authors
- a variant spelling of tyro
- a novice or beginner
C17: from Latin tīrō recruit
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Word Origin and History for tiro
1610s, from Medieval Latin tyro, variant of Latin tiro (plural tirones) "young soldier, recruit, beginner," of unknown origin.
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