Definition of newcomer in US English:

newcomer

noun

  • 1A person or thing that has recently arrived in a place or joined a group.

    • ‘Though he's just made the move to Australia he isn't a complete newcomer to this side of the world.’
    • ‘A veteran member of a company will order a gullible newcomer to find the key to the curtain.’
    • ‘But that's what happens when newcomers arrive with promise and a family pedigree.’
    • ‘However, as a newcomer to the area, I was disappointed how drab and uninviting the area in front of City Hall is at night.’
    • ‘I am a newcomer to Japan and have been really impressed by the various facets of the people and the places.’
    • ‘Falstaff is certainly a newcomer to the area, and dines at the homes of the Pages and the Fords.’
    • ‘There can be legitimate objections, as well as xenophobic ones, to a large number of newcomers arriving in a certain area.’
    • ‘Any newcomer to this extraordinary resort needs a day to navigate the eclectic mix of rooms and entertainment on offer.’
    • ‘As a newcomer to Witham back in the 1950s, she was faced with a town undergoing some major changes.’
    • ‘He was a curate, new to the parish, and a newcomer to St Ursula's College, my first year in High School.’
    • ‘Their bus was welcomed just like at any other time when newcomers arrived.’
    • ‘At present there are no checks of any kind on a newcomer to any part of India arriving from another part of India, even if the person is a Punjabi Sikh.’
    • ‘Living here was fairly laid back and relaxed until July when our newcomer arrived.’
    • ‘As a newcomer to the country, the company's first goal is to find enough models.’
    • ‘Especially good was the latest newcomer to the group Paul Skidmore who played the Baroness with such elegance!’
    • ‘Actually, several newcomers had arrived and made the castle their new home.’
    • ‘But in most of Britain, immigrants and newcomers live together surprisingly well.’
    • ‘Between these newcomers and the earlier arrivals, things are no longer going well.’
    • ‘We must say goodbye to our friends and colleagues and prepare for the newcomers arriving soon.’
    • ‘It's a harsh, unyielding world, utterly alien to the English newcomers.’
    arrival, new arrival, immigrant, settler, stranger, outsider, foreigner, alien, intruder, parvenu, interloper
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    1. 1.1 A novice in a particular activity or situation.
      • ‘Laura is a relatively newcomer to the sport and only began competing at 13 years of age.’
      • ‘A newcomer to the field of parapsychology she is constantly playing catch up.’
      • ‘So take that for what it is worth, and take my reviews as coming from a relative newcomer.’
      • ‘David was a relative newcomer to the pub trade, and spent many years working as a chef in a hotel.’
      • ‘For them it becomes a tough job to work out where the fly is in relation to the fish especially when out with a newcomer to bonefishing.’
      • ‘Despite his high-profile in the county he knows a newcomer to politics has a tough task.’
      • ‘Nicola is a newcomer to the sport having only started playing golf early this year.’
      • ‘One, as a newcomer to the party, he overestimates how liberal Democrats really are.’
      • ‘Many of these voters were relative newcomers to the political process.’
      • ‘A newcomer to the screen, Suzanne brings a freshness and vitality to the part of Loretta that is sure to wow audiences.’
      • ‘Reeve, a relative newcomer to showjumping, broke his neck in the worst place possible.’
      • ‘If you are a newcomer to jazz then any of Coleman's Atlantic recordings are a good place to start.’
      • ‘Angie went diving once before in Florida, but John is a newcomer to the activity.’
      • ‘A large entry is expected, hence we intend to provide a best novices prize for newcomers to the event.’
      • ‘Compared to these old troopers Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, is a relative newcomer.’
      • ‘Most of these newcomers entered politics by chance and had a military or business background.’
      • ‘Though a relative term, she was something of a newcomer alongside more established artists.’
      • ‘Imago, a relative newcomer to the league of regional journals, was born at a difficult time.’
      • ‘Though this is the group's first CD it is not a newcomer to the parang scene at all.’
      • ‘However it was a huge success for Tara, a newcomer to the sport, to progress as far as she did and finish fifth over all.’
      beginner, novice, learner, trainee, apprentice, probationer, new recruit, raw recruit, new member, tyro, initiate, neophyte
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Pronunciation

newcomer

/ˈn(y)o͞oˌkəmər//ˈn(j)uˌkəmər/