tyro

Part of speech: noun

A beginner; novice.

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Usage examples "tyro":

  1. We've got a profane and mundane creature there at the office who runs us all, and it's shocking merely to see the contact of the tyro natures. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. The tyro in composition should never seek after the heavy style. - "How to Speak and Write Correctly", Joseph Devlin.
  3. A tyro in cricket would make himself an object of ridicule in a high- class match; the novice in the art of rowing would be loth to display his feeble powers if thrust into a racing four with three tried oarsmen; and yet the embryo climber can see nothing absurd in attacking mountains of recognised difficulty. - "Above the Snow Line", Clinton Thomas Dent.