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tyro

or ti·ro

[ tahy-roh ]
/ ˈtaɪ roʊ /
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noun, plural ty·ros.

a beginner in learning anything; novice.

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Origin of tyro

First recorded in 1605–15, tyro is from the Latin word tīrō “recruit”

OTHER WORDS FROM tyro

ty·ron·ic [tahy-ron-ik], /taɪˈrɒn ɪk/, adjective
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tyro

tiro

/ (ˈtaɪrəʊ) /

noun plural -ros

a novice or beginner

Derived forms of tyro

tyronic or tironic (taɪˈrɒnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for tyro

C17: from Latin tīrō recruit
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