What does rookie mean?

Definitions for rookie
ˈrʊk irook·ie

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cub, greenhorn, rookie(noun)

    an awkward and inexperienced youth


  1. rookie(Noun)

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

  2. rookie(Noun)

    A novice.

  3. rookie(Noun)

    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. rookie(Noun)

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

  5. rookie(Adjective)

    non-professional; amateur

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

  6. Origin: 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. Brooks Koepka:

    Winning the Rookie of the Year award means so much.

  2. Sakura Uchikoshi:

    Male candidates have networks and ... the lack of that for rookie female candidates makes it difficult.

  3. Sakura Uchikoshi:

    My lack of name recognition is the bottleneck, male candidates have networks and ... the lack of that for rookie female candidates makes it difficult.

  4. 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.

  5. Yeon Ryu:

    So looking at Lexi Thompson as a rookie to play this tournament so well, Im really proud of Lexi Thompson as a fellow competitor and same country girl as well.

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