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Meaning of NEWBIE

What Does NEWBIE Mean?

NEWBIE (Inexperienced or new person) is used to describe a newcomer to an environment in which they have little or no previous experience. The term NEWBIE is commonly used in the gaming community or in online forums.

Although the exact origin of NEWBIE is not known, it is thought to derive from US military slang from the 1960s, when, during the Vietnam War, troop reinforcements sent to Vietnam straight from training camps were referred to as “new blood” or “new boys” (and later contracted to NEWBIE).

NEWBIE (or NEWB) should not be confused with NOOB or N00B, which are derogatory terms used to describe a new person who acts stupidly or disrespectfully in a gaming community or online forum.
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Definition for NEWBIE

NEWBIE means "Inexperienced or new person". This is the most common definition for NEWBIE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about NEWBIE:

Definition:Inexperienced or new person
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write NEWBIE, I mean this:

meaning of NEWBIE
A NEWBIE will often struggle to keep up when learning to play a new game.

Examples of NEWBIE in Sentences

Here are examples of NEWBIE being used in conversations:
  • Person A: Who keeps shooting me in the back each time I support the left flank?
  • Person B: It's the NEWBIE. Bear with him, he is still getting used to the game.
  • Person A:Hey, guys. Can anyone tell me how to reply to a thread on here please? Sorry I’m a NEWBIE.
  • Person B: Don't worry, I will send you a tutorial by private message.

An Academic Look at NEWBIE

NEWBIE is a portmanteau word, formed by amalgamating new and a contraction of blood or boy.

SPEXY (from spectacles and sexy) is another example of a portmanteau word.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "rookie" or "beginner" instead of NEWBIE.

A Text with NEWBIE

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


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