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Meaning of N00B

What Does N00B Mean?

N00B means "Newbie". N00B (inexperienced or new person) is derived from the word NEWBIE (or the shortened NEWB).

N00B is used mostly in forums or the gaming community to describe a newcomer who has little or no previous experience. However, unlike the term NEWBIE, which labels the beginner in a positive light for enthusiastically trying to learn, N00B has a negative and derogatory tone attached to it.

N00Bs are best described as "wise guys" who talk like they are experts in a good game but lack the ability to match. They also behave in an arrogant, selfish or disrespectful way, despite their relative inexperience.

N00Bs will often use a derivative of the hacker language online. This involves deliberate misspellings and the use of numbers to replace letters to veil what they are typing to make it difficult for others to read (in order to appear intelligent or very experienced.) The term NOOB is a common alternative to N00B. The numbers 00 replacing OO in the word are used to mock the mimicking of the hacker language by N00Bs.
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Definition for N00B

N00B means "Newbie". This is the most common definition for N00B on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about N00B:

2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for N00B
When I write N00B, I mean this:

meaning of N00B
N00Bs think they are great at gaming.

Examples of N00B in Sentences

Here are examples of N00B being used in a conversation:
  • Person A: Hey N00B, where are you going? Stick with us.
  • Person B: Wh0 u c4ll1n N00B? 1 kn0 waht 1'm d0in.
  • Person A: What, like getting destroyed by a mine like you did just then?.
  • Person B: Scr3w u, l053r.

An Academic Look at NEWBIE

N00B is a noun derived from the portmanteau word NEWBIE, which is formed by amalgamating new and a contraction of blood or boy.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "know-it-all" or "wise guy" instead of N00B.

A Text with N00B

Using N00B on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


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