rookie

[ roo k-ee ]
/ ˈrʊk i /

noun

an athlete playing his or her first season as a member of a professional sports team: The rookie replaced the injured regular at first base.
a raw recruit, as in the army or on a police force.
a novice; tyro.

Origin of rookie

1890–95; alteration of recruit; see -y2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rookie

British Dictionary definitions for rookie

rookie

/ (ˈrʊkɪ) /

noun

informal an inexperienced person or newcomer, esp a raw recruit in the army

Word Origin for rookie

C20: changed from recruit
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