Definition of newcomer in English:

newcomer

noun

  • 1A person who has recently arrived in a place.

    ‘she's a newcomer to the area’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But that's what happens when newcomers arrive with promise and a family pedigree.’
    • ‘Living here was fairly laid back and relaxed until July when our newcomer arrived.’
    • ‘Actually, several newcomers had arrived and made the castle their new home.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was a curate, new to the parish, and a newcomer to St Ursula's College, my first year in High School.’
    • ‘A veteran member of a company will order a gullible newcomer to find the key to the curtain.’
    • ‘However, as a newcomer to the area, I was disappointed how drab and uninviting the area in front of City Hall is at night.’
    • ‘Any newcomer to this extraordinary resort needs a day to navigate the eclectic mix of rooms and entertainment on offer.’
    • ‘Especially good was the latest newcomer to the group Paul Skidmore who played the Baroness with such elegance!’
    • ‘I am a newcomer to Japan and have been really impressed by the various facets of the people and the places.’
    • ‘Though he's just made the move to Australia he isn't a complete newcomer to this side of the world.’
    • ‘As a newcomer to the country, the company's first goal is to find enough models.’
    • ‘As a newcomer to Witham back in the 1950s, she was faced with a town undergoing some major changes.’
    • ‘Falstaff is certainly a newcomer to the area, and dines at the homes of the Pages and the Fords.’
    • ‘It's a harsh, unyielding world, utterly alien to the English newcomers.’
    • ‘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.’
    arrival, new arrival, immigrant, settler, stranger, outsider, foreigner, alien, intruder, parvenu, interloper
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    1. 1.1A novice in a particular activity or situation.
      ‘a newcomer to federal politics’
      ‘Hill, one of England's relative newcomers, gave them the lead’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘David was a relative newcomer to the pub trade, and spent many years working as a chef in a hotel.’
      • ‘A large entry is expected, hence we intend to provide a best novices prize for newcomers to the event.’
      • ‘Laura is a relatively newcomer to the sport and only began competing at 13 years of age.’
      • ‘Compared to these old troopers Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, is a relative newcomer.’
      • ‘So take that for what it is worth, and take my reviews as coming from a relative newcomer.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Many of these voters were relative newcomers to the political process.’
      • ‘Though a relative term, she was something of a newcomer alongside more established artists.’
      • ‘Despite his high-profile in the county he knows a newcomer to politics has a tough task.’
      • ‘One, as a newcomer to the party, he overestimates how liberal Democrats really are.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Though this is the group's first CD it is not a newcomer to the parang scene at all.’
      • ‘Nicola is a newcomer to the sport having only started playing golf early this year.’
      • ‘Most of these newcomers entered politics by chance and had a military or business background.’
      • ‘If you are a newcomer to jazz then any of Coleman's Atlantic recordings are a good place to start.’
      • ‘A newcomer to the field of parapsychology she is constantly playing catch up.’
      • ‘A newcomer to the screen, Suzanne brings a freshness and vitality to the part of Loretta that is sure to wow audiences.’
      beginner, novice, learner, trainee, apprentice, probationer, new recruit, raw recruit, new member, tyro, initiate, neophyte
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Pronunciation

newcomer

/ˈnjuːkʌmə/