Synonyms for rookie
- new kid on the block
Antonyms for rookie
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROOKIE
And he wasn't forgetting Keesey, the rookie who'd replaced him.
"Rookie" is the term by which a new recruit is designated in Army slang.
Is it allowable, Sergeant, for a rookie to ask what this is all about?
Yet I am convinced that what will best control the Plattsburg rookie is the Plattsburg non-com.
Then he was just a busher, a rookie, a nobody who had his reputation yet to win.
A Reservist is a dug-out, a recruit a rookie, and a veteran an old sweat.
No, admitted the rookie reluctantly, yo nevah tol me nuthin.
You already are onethat is you are a 44 rookie, which is practically the same thing.
"Yes, Rookie darling," she said, in a tone of drowsy happiness.
The only drawback to this, Rookie, is that it takes it out of Charlotte.
"raw recruit," 1892 in that spelling, popularized by Kipling's "Barrack-Room Ballads," of uncertain origin, perhaps from recruit, influenced by rook (n.1) in its secondary sense, suggesting "easy to cheat." Barrère ["A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant," 1890] has "Rookey (army), a recruit; from the black coat some of them wear," so perhaps directly from rook (n.1). Came into general use in American English during the Spanish-American War.