• WordNet 3.6
    • n rookie an awkward and inexperienced youth
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rookie A recruit.
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In literature:

"Actions and Reactions" by Rudyard Kipling
Rookie, to the same thing on made roads!
""Over There" with the Australians" by R. Hugh Knyvett
They had two Henry rifles, and the 'rookie' kept them both hot.
"Molly McDonald" by Randall Parrish
How came they to send a raw rookie on such a quest?
"A Daughter of the Sioux" by Charles King
This was no raw "rookie" after all.
"Ray's Daughter" by Charles King
I've never saw such a raw, roun'-shouldered batch o' rookies in fifteen years' service.
"Kitchener's Mob" by James Norman Hall
A few minutes before, too, I'd seen a squad of rookies wander past and into the park.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
He was a cheerful, hardworking little chap and the "rookies" took to him at once.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
R. Feb. Redpate the Rookie.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Finally, six men of the IP were chosen, neither rookies nor veterans, six average men.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell

In news:

Trout, Harper voted Rookies of the Year.
Perhaps a patchwork offensive line, rookie tailbacks and unproven receivers have rendered the Hokies terminally average.
And it still resulted in his second ACC rookie of the week award.
BRYCE HARPER the Nat's PHENOM and should-be rookie of the year donned some DEMON RED contacts at today's Nats' Cards playoff game.
View full size AP Photo Blair White caught 36 passes for 355 yards and five touchdowns during his rookie season with the Indianapolis Colts.
Wizards' season depending heavily on rookie John Wall.
When astronaut Mike Fossum joined Piers Sellers Saturday for the first spacewalk of the current shuttle mission, it didn't take long for the rookie to fall under the spell of his unique environment.
IRVING – Cowboys defensive coordiantor Rob Ryan and his staff are no strangers to preparing for the zone-read offense often employed by the Redskins and rookie QB Robert Griffin III.
"Man, it's bigger than the Bible," rookie tackle Eric Mensik said of the playbook.
Rookie Doug Martin runs all over Minnesota in 36-17 win by visiting Bucs.
Yu Darvish never foresaw such an abrupt finish to rookie year.
Harvey, Mets dissect rookie's defeat.
Tobias Harris had 18 points and rookie Doron Lamb scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Milwaukee Bucks past the Charlotte Bobcats 100-90 Thursday morning in front of thousands of middle school kids.
Watch Auburn's Kiehl Frazier, Clint Moseley discuss offense, fast-starting rookies (video).
Mike Trout is first rookie to win player of the year from Baseball America.