- a beginner in learning anything; novice.
Origin of tyro
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Related Words for tyrocadet, tenderfoot, novice, colt, trainee, learner, recruit, neophyte, abecedarian, novitiate, newcomer, pupil, student, rookie, amateur, greenhorn, starter, apprentice
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Historical Examples of tyro
A tyro in the art of war could see that much of the strategy that was going on.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman
J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
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.
At sight of the Tyro, his joke which he had so highly esteemed, returned to his mind.
The Tyro she allowed to stand, vouchsafing him only the most careless recognition.
- a novice or beginner
Word Origin for tyro
1610s, from Medieval Latin tyro, variant of Latin tiro (plural tirones) "young soldier, recruit, beginner," of unknown origin.