greenhorn
noun Etymology: obsolete greenhorn animal with green or young horns Date: 1682 1. an inexperienced or naive person 2. a newcomer (as to a country) unacquainted with local manners and customs

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  • greenhorn — A greenhorn or someone who is described simply as green lacks the relevant experience and knowledge for their job or task …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Greenhorn — Green horn , n. A raw, inexperienced person; one easily imposed upon. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • greenhorn — mid 15c., “young horned animal,” from GREEN (Cf. green) in sense of “new, fresh, recent” + HORN (Cf. horn). Applied to new soldiers from c.1650; extended to any inexperienced person by 1680s …   Etymology dictionary

  • greenhorn — [n] inexperienced person amateur, apprentice, babe*, beginner, colt*, hayseed*, ingénue, learner, naif, neophyte, newcomer, new hand, novice, recruit, rube*, simpleton, tenderfoot*, tyro*, virgin; concept 423 Ant. expert, professional …   New thesaurus

  • greenhorn — ► NOUN informal, chiefly N. Amer. ▪ an inexperienced or naive person …   English terms dictionary

  • greenhorn — [grēn′hôrn΄] n. [orig. with reference to a young animal with immature horns] 1. a) an inexperienced person; beginner; novice ☆ b) Now Rare a newly arrived immigrant 2. a person easily deceived; dupe …   English World dictionary

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