Definition of greenhorn in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɡriːnhɔːn


informal , chiefly North American
A person who is new to or inexperienced at a particular activity: I’m not a seasoned veteran, but I’m no greenhorn either
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  • 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.
novice, beginner, starter, tyro, neophyte, new recruit, raw recruit, fledgling, new boy/girl, novitiate; trainee, learner, student, pupil, mentee, probationer; North Americantenderfoot
North American informal punk

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