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tiro

[tahy-roh]
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noun, plural ti·ros.
  1. tyro.

tyro

or ti·ro

[tahy-roh]
noun, plural ty·ros.
  1. a beginner in learning anything; novice.

Origin of tyro

First recorded in 1605–15, tyro is from the Latin word tīrō recruit
Related formsty·ron·ic [tahy-ron-ik] /taɪˈrɒn ɪk/, adjective

Synonyms

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neophyte, learner.
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Examples from the Web for tiro

Historical Examples

  • How it interests e'en a beginner(Or tiro) like dear little Ned!

    The Book of Humorous Verse

    Various

  • 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.

    The Life of Cicero

    Anthony Trollope

  • Tiro was taken ill, and Cicero was obliged to leave him at Patræ, in Greece.

    The Life of Cicero

    Anthony Trollope

  • There are also extant three letters to Tiro and one to M. Cicero.


British Dictionary definitions for tiro

tiro

noun plural -ros
  1. a variant spelling of tyro

tyro

tiro

noun plural -ros
  1. a novice or beginner
Derived Formstyronic or tironic (taɪˈrɒnɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin tīrō recruit
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Word Origin and History for tiro

tyro

n.

1610s, from Medieval Latin tyro, variant of Latin tiro (plural tirones) "young soldier, recruit, beginner," of unknown origin.

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