- a beginner in learning anything; novice.
Origin of tyro
First recorded in 1605–15, tyro is from the Latin word tīrō recruit
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Related Wordscadet, tenderfoot, novice, colt, trainee, learner, recruit, neophyte, abecedarian, novitiate, newcomer, pupil, student, rookie, amateur, greenhorn, starter, apprentice
Examples from the Web for tyros
But then, faced with the growing influence of the tyros, many of them started to listen and learn.What Liberal Bloggers Can Teach the Right
July 24, 2010
The 'tyros young and old,' of whom Plato speaks, probably include both.Sophist
They also understood the plains and mountains but were tyros at trapping.Black Beaver
James Campbell Lewis
This is one of the woodcock's best stratagems, and it succeeds ten times out of twelve, at least with the tyros among sportsmen.
Laforgue can never become a popular cult because tyros can not imitate him.Instigations
Here was a chance for the tyros before him to show their mettle.A Safety Match
- a novice or beginner
C17: from Latin tīrō recruit
Word Origin and History for tyros
1610s, from Medieval Latin tyro, variant of Latin tiro (plural tirones) "young soldier, recruit, beginner," of unknown origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper