Definitions for greenhornˈgrinˌhɔrn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

green•hornˈgrinˌhɔrn(n.)

  1. an inexperienced person.

  2. a naive or gullible person.

  3. a newly arrived immigrant; newcomer.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of greenhorn:

1425–75; orig. applied to cattle with green (i.e., young) horns

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cub, greenhorn, rookie(noun)

    an awkward and inexperienced youth

Wiktionary

  1. greenhorn(Noun)

    an inexperienced person; a novice, beginner or newcomer

  2. Origin: Unconfirmed. Hypotheses include:

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greenhorn(noun)

    a raw, inexperienced person; one easily imposed upon

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