Definition of newcomer in English:

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newcomer

Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞oˌkəmər/

noun

1A person or thing that has recently arrived in a place or joined a group.
Example sentences
  • There can be legitimate objections, as well as xenophobic ones, to a large number of newcomers arriving in a certain area.
  • Their bus was welcomed just like at any other time when newcomers arrived.
  • We must say goodbye to our friends and colleagues and prepare for the newcomers arriving soon.
Synonyms
(new) arrival, immigrant, settler;
stranger, outsider, foreigner, alien
1.1A novice in a particular activity or situation.
Example sentences
  • Angie went diving once before in Florida, but John is a newcomer to the activity.
  • Imago, a relative newcomer to the league of regional journals, was born at a difficult time.
  • Reeve, a relative newcomer to showjumping, broke his neck in the worst place possible.
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Syllabification: new·com·er

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