or ti·ro


noun, plural ty·ros.

a beginner in learning anything; novice.

Nearby words

  1. tyrant flycatcher,
  2. tyre,
  3. tyree,
  4. tyrian,
  5. tyrian purple,
  6. tyrocidine,
  7. tyroketonuria,
  8. tyrol,
  9. tyrolean,
  10. tyrolese

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

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British Dictionary definitions for tyro



noun plural -ros

a novice or beginner
Derived Formstyronic or tironic (taɪˈrɒnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for tyro

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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