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greenhorn Syllabification: green·horn
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrēnˌhôrn/

Definition of greenhorn in English:


informal, chiefly North American
A person who is new to or inexperienced at a particular activity.
Example sentences
  • I think it's also good to mix a few vets in with some greenhorns, show 'em the ropes if you know what I mean.
  • It was kind of bad for awhile till we got to know people and speak the language and quit being called greenhorns.
  • One hundred and twelve days before, the nine of us greenhorns, just out of training schools, took our first combat crew training flight together at Dyersburg Army Air Base, Tennessee.
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