What does rookie mean?

Definitions for rookie
ˈrʊk irook·ie

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cub, greenhorn, rookienoun

    an awkward and inexperienced youth


  1. rookienoun

    An inexperienced recruit, especially in the police or armed forces.

  2. rookienoun

    A novice.

  3. rookienoun

    An athlete either new to the sport or to a team or in his first year of professional competition, especially said of baseball, basketball, hockey and American football players.

  4. rookienoun

    A type of firecracker, used by farmers to scare rooks.

  5. rookieadjective

    non-professional; amateur

    The game was going well until I made that rookie mistake.

  6. Etymology: From recruit and -ie, thought to be an alteration of recruit, another reasonable origin is broekie (short for broekvent), a common term for a shipmate.


  1. Rookie

    A rookie is a person in his or her first year of a sport, or someone who is new to a profession, training or activity such as a rookie cop, rookie pilot, a recruit, or occasionally a freshman.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rookie in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rookie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of rookie in a Sentence

  1. Mark Buehrle:

    If it's a rookie pitching or a guy that's been around for a while, we've got that feel of whose butt are we going to kick today, that's a good feeling. We haven't had that the couple of years I've been here.

  2. Alexis Ajinca:

    With Indiana Pacers rookie Myles Turner, it's just like every other team with a young kid, Indiana Pacers rookie Myles Turner was good because Indiana Pacers rookie Myles Turner was able to make shots, indiana Pacers rookie Myles Turner played a good game tonight, but it's not like Indiana Pacers rookie Myles Turner was unguardable. For us, we were without a lot of guys, but we were right there in the game. It was a good game for us.

  3. Jayce Tingler:

    It’s absolutely electric. Jake Cronenworth and rookie come out of the tunnel and you get to the dugout and you can just feel the energy, manager Jayce Tingler can hear it as Manager Jayce Tingler walk down the tunnel. The anthem goes on and Manager Jayce Tingler eyeball the stadium and it’s packed.

  4. President Trump:

    If he deserves it, he should. If he has the playing ability, he started off great and then he didnt end up very great in terms of as a player. He was terrific in his rookie year, I think he was very good in his second year, and then something happened. So his playing wasnt up to snuff.

  5. Mick Schumacher:

    I'm pleased that I caught up -- it didn't occur to me at first that I was best rookie! after yesterday's qualifying and my grid position, I'm really satisfied.

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