Definition of probie in English:

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probie

Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊbi/
(also proby)

noun

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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  • Why a probie can't spend 2 minutes each morning doing a clean up is beyond me.
  • The 33-year-old probie (a Navy vet who is married to a city cop) was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Garrity provides a lot of the comic relief, as does the probie, Mike Siletti, who finds himself in a quite awkward situation after saving someone from a fire for the first time.
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