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Synonyms for rookie
ˈrʊk irook·ie

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  1. rookienoun

    noob, newbie, beginner, tyro, novice

  2. rookienoun

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

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

    tyro, noob, newbie, novice, beginner

  3. rookienoun

    A novice.

    beginner, novice, newbie, tyro, noob

  4. 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.

    beginner, novice, newbie, noob, tyro

  5. rookienoun

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

    newbie, beginner, novice, noob, tyro

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cub, greenhorn, rookienoun

    an awkward and inexperienced youth

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "rookie":

    blue, beginner, recruit, roque, bleu

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  1. Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP:

    Our player, who is in St. Louis for our rookie camp, is safe as local authorities work to apprehend the suspect, we will have no further comment at this time.

  2. Brooks Koepka:

    Winning the Rookie of the Year award means so much.

  3. Aaron Judge:

    That’s a loaded question, you know, leading into this, especially coming up through the minor leagues and rookie ball, you want to be a free agent, test the market a little bit and see what’s out there. But that’s one thing, I’ve been lucky enough to play in the best organization out of all of them, so who wants to go anywhere else ?

  4. Dell Curry:

    We're doing things that haven't been done in our franchise for 25 years, it's crazy to think about, as the longest tenured Warrior, and I've seen the transformation from my rookie year to now. It's pretty special.

  5. Robert Saleh:

    He’s got a really good early command of the offense, and he’s doing a really good job in regards to that, there’s little things that he’s doing where you’re seeing a little more security. He’s not a rookie, so he’s being a little more vocal. He looks good. He’s getting more comfortable, obviously grasping the offense. He’s never had trouble grasping the offense, but he was a rookie, so he goes through it. He’s much further ahead at this point than he was a year ago, for sure.

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