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newcomer

[ noo-kuhm-er, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnuˌkʌm ər, ˈnyu- /
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noun

a person or thing that has recently arrived; new arrival: She is a newcomer to our city. The firm is a newcomer in the field of advertising.

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newcomb, newcomb, simon, newcombe, newcomen, newcomen, thomas, newcomer, newel, newel post, newf, newf., newfangled

Origin of newcomer

First recorded in 1585–95; new + comer
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British Dictionary definitions for newcomer

newcomer

/ (ˈnjuːˌkʌmə) /

noun

a person who has recently arrived or started to participate in something
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Word Origin and History for newcomer

newcomer


n.

"recent arrival," mid-15c., with agent noun ending from new-come (past participle adjective), c.1200, from Old English niwe cumen. Old English also used niwcumen as a noun meaning "newcomer, neophyte."

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