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Etymology

Thought to be an alteration of recruit. Another reasonable origin is Dutch 'broekie' (short for broekvent, a boy still in short trousers), a common term for a shipmate.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
rookie

Plural
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rookie ({{{1}}})
  1. an inexperienced recruit, especially in the police or armed forces
  2. a novice
  3. an athlete either new to the sport, to a team or in his first year of professional competition, especially said of baseball, basketball, hockey and American football players.

Synonyms

Translations

Adjective

rookie (not comparable)

Positive
rookie

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. non-professional; amateur
    The game was going well until I made that rookie mistake.

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