Meaning of rookie

rook•ie

Pronunciation: (rook'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
  2. a raw recruit, as in the army or on a police force.
  3. a novice; tyro.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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