from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who has only recently arrived.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who has recently come to a community; a recent arrival.
  • n. A new participant in some activity; a neophyte.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who has lately come.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who has lately come.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a recent arrival
  • n. any new participant in some activity


From new- +‎ comer. Compare Old English nīwcumen ("new comer, neophyte, novice"). (Wiktionary)



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