- a beginner in learning anything; novice.
Origin of tyro
First recorded in 1605–15, tyro is from the Latin word tīrō recruit
Synonyms for tyro
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- a novice or beginner
Word Origin for tyro
C17: from Latin tīrō recruit
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1610s, from Medieval Latin tyro, variant of Latin tiro (plural tirones) "young soldier, recruit, beginner," of unknown origin.
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