[noo-kuhm-er, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌkʌm ər, ˈnyu-/

a person or thing that has recently arrived; arrival:
She is a newcomer to our city. The firm is a newcomer in the field of advertising.
a person who has recently arrived or started to participate in something

“recent arrival,” mid-15c., with agent noun ending from new-come (past participle adjective), c.1200, from Old English niwe cumen. Old English also used niwcumen as a noun meaning “newcomer, neophyte.”


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