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 new to an occupation, profession, or hobby. In sports, a rookie is a professional athlete in their first season (or year). In contrast with a veteran who has experience, a rookie is typically considered needing more training and learning, though they may bring a new outside expertise to a job.


  1. rookie

    A rookie is a person who is new to a profession, organization, or undertaking, typically in fields like sports, jobs, or any new skill or activity. They are inexperienced or in the early stages of their role or involvement and often undergoing a learning process.


  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. Frederic Vasseur:

    Kevin has performed very well in his return to Formula One and Jolyon is approaching his rookie season in a clear and methodical manner, it’s true that Jolyon had a couple of races where he didn’t deliver as he wanted, equally this is natural in a driver’s first season; he’s learning and making strong progress.

  2. Fetty Wap:

    Even if the album don't go anywhere, that doesn't mean nothing to me, i did what most people said I wouldn't do. And I overcame, I guess you could say, a lot of rookie boundaries. I just shot past what a lot of people expected. Selling the album is what I'm supposed to do in the music industry, not what I wanted to do.

  3. Doug Quinn:

    We all have so many rookie mistakes, it’s all about how you clean up your mess, once you’ve made it, but it can be a forgiving business if you treat your customers right.

  4. Nelson Wiseman:

    Her letter, I believe, sets the stage for her run at the Liberal leadership if the Liberals lose in October and Justin Trudeau steps down, she is a victim of the parliamentary system which in Canada imposes sturdier party discipline than in any of the other Westminster parliamentary systems. The letter reveals her naivet, as a rookie Member of Parliament, about how the system works.

  5. Mac Jones:

    I think he’ll learn it very quickly. A lot of the things he’s doing in New England right now are things he did at Alabama, i think he’ll assimilate faster than any rookie would in a long time, and of course it gets down to this: his accuracy, throwing the football. That’s going to make him the guy.

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