Definitions for greenhornˈgrinˌhɔrn
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word greenhorn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an inexperienced person.
a naive or gullible person.
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
cub, greenhorn, rookie(noun)
an awkward and inexperienced youth
an inexperienced person; a novice, beginner or newcomer
Origin: Unconfirmed. Hypotheses include:
a raw, inexperienced person; one easily imposed upon
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