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Noun: rookie  rû-kee
Usage: informal
  1. An awkward and inexperienced youth
    - cub, greenhorn [N. Amer]
  2. Someone new to a field or activity
    "the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period";
    - novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate
Adjective: rookie  rû-kee
Usage: informal
  1. Lacking professional skill or expertise
    "a very rookie job";
    - amateurish, amateur, inexpert, unskilled

Derived forms: rookies

See also: unprofessional

Type of: unskilled person

Encyclopedia: Rookie