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Synonyms for rookie
ˈrʊk i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cub, greenhorn, rookie(noun)

    an awkward and inexperienced youth

    young carnivore, greenhorn, cub, sonny, laddie, sonny boy, lad


  1. rookie(noun)

    novice, noob, newbie, beginner, tyro

  2. rookie(noun)

    non-professional; amateur

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

    tyro, noob, newbie, novice, beginner

  3. rookie(noun)

    A novice.

    beginner, noob, tyro, newbie, novice

  4. 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.

    beginner, novice, newbie, noob, tyro

  5. rookie(noun)

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

    newbie, beginner, novice, noob, tyro

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rookie":

    blue, beginner, recruit, roque, bleu

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  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. 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.

  3. Camille Kostek:

    I get just as excited to show up on that set and shoot for that magazine as I did when I was a rookie, it is one of the most honorable things that I do. It goes beyond just posing for the magazine. The women behind the brand, the models within the brand, they're people like I'd never met before. Everyone just shares such a light and a love for wanting to really make waves in this industry, and I really didn't get my big yes until Sports Illustrated.

  4. La Russa:

    The fact that he's a rookie and was excited helps explain why he just was clueless, but now he's got a clue.

  5. Nicholas Latifi:

    I can't wait to take the next step forward as a full-time race driver, i don't underestimate the challenge ahead, going into F1 as a rookie, but I'm extremely motivated and determined to give it my all.

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