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or ti·ro

noun, plural ty·ros.
  1. 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
Related formsty·ron·ic [tahy-ron-ik] /taɪˈrɒn ɪk/, adjective


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Related Words

cadet, tenderfoot, novice, colt, trainee, learner, recruit, neophyte, abecedarian, novitiate, newcomer, pupil, student, rookie, amateur, greenhorn, starter, apprentice

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noun plural -ros
  1. a novice or beginner
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Derived Formstyronic or tironic (taɪˈrɒnɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin tīrō recruit
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Word Origin and History for tyros



1610s, from Medieval Latin tyro, variant of Latin tiro (plural tirones) "young soldier, recruit, beginner," of unknown origin.

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