or n00b


noun Slang: Usually Disparaging.

a newbie, especially a person who is new to an online community and whose online participation and interactions display a lack of skill or knowledge: Some games and gaming forums are crawling with annoying noobs.

Nearby words

  1. nonword,
  2. nonworking,
  3. nonwoven,
  4. nonyl alcohol,
  5. nonzero,
  6. noodge,
  7. noodle,
  8. noodlehead,
  9. noodling,
  10. noogie

Origin of noob

shortening and alteration of newbie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for noob



slang another word for newbie Also written: n00b
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for noob



c.2000 in gamer slang, variant of newbie; often used interchangeably with it, but also often with a more derogatory shade of meaning; newbies owe their clueless behavior to lack of experience and can improve, while the fundamental characteristic of noobs is incorrigible obnoxiousness or stupidity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper