an athlete playing his or her first season as a member of a professional sports team:
The rookie replaced the injured regular at first base.
a raw recruit, as in the army or on a police force.
a novice; tyro.
(informal) an inexperienced person or newcomer, esp a raw recruit in the army
adjective, rookier, rookiest. 1. full of or frequented by rooks. adjective rookier, rookiest 1. (literary) abounding in rooks rookie
[room-uh n-pil-er, roo m-] /ˈrum ənˈpɪl ər, ˈrʊm-/ adjective, Mining. 1. noting a means of extracting coal or other minerals from underground deposits by first cutting out rooms, then robbing the pillars between them; pillar-and-breast.
noun 1. a clerk at a hotel who assigns rooms to guests, keeps the guest register, sorts the incoming mail, etc.
noun 1. a partition, as a screen or freestanding bookcase, that separates one part of a room from another.