Definition of probie in English:


Line breaks: pro¦bie
Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊbi
(also proby)


US informal
A person, especially a firefighter, undergoing probation in a job: an energetic probie at a firehouse in lower Manhattan a job that in the end draws no distinction between probie and veteran
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  • To the probies, he was not only a first-rate role model and teacher, he was also a friend and an older brother.
  • CNN's Deborah Feyrick has been following one of the probies through training.
  • I just don't understand why the sergeant in charge of this station doesn't get one of the new probies in.

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