- 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 tyro
A tyro in the art of war could see that much of the strategy that was going on.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman
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Any tyro in the logics will tell thee that the onus of proving lies with the accuser.Dreamers of the Ghetto
To the Wondrous Vision he said something which caused her to glance over at the Tyro.
The Tyro she allowed to stand, vouchsafing him only the most careless recognition.
As an object of redress the Tyro struck him as eminently suitable.
- a novice or beginner
C17: from Latin tīrō recruit
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Word Origin and History for tyro
1610s, from Medieval Latin tyro, variant of Latin tiro (plural tirones) "young soldier, recruit, beginner," of unknown origin.
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