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Word of the Day
Monday, January 28, 2008

Definitions for neophyte

  1. A new convert or proselyte.
  2. A novice; a beginner in anything.

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Citations for neophyte
I was a complete neophyte and knew nothing about the choreographic process, but seeing the steps pour out of this man was a revelation. Edward Villella, New York Times
She, the neophyte, with as yet no experience of this, had settled eagerly to the task. Anita Brookner, Falling Slowly
Origin of neophyte
Neophyte comes from Late Latin neophytus, from Greek neophutos, "newly planted," from neo-, "new" + phutos, "planted," from phuein, "to grow, to bring forth."