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Meaning of GREENHORN

Pronunciation:  'green`horn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an awkward and inexperienced youth
 

GREENHORN is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: cub, rookie
 
 See Also: beginner, initiate, novice, tiro, tyro

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Green"horn`\, n.
A raw, inexperienced person; one easily imposed upon. --W.
Irving.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abecedarian, alphabetarian, apprentice, arriviste, articled clerk, babe, baby, beginner, boob, boot, catechumen, chump, cinch, credulous person, cull, dabbler, deb, debutant, dilettante, dull tool, dunce, dupe, easy mark, easy pickings, emigrant, entrant, fall guy, fish, fledgling, fool, freshman, gate-crasher, gobe-mouches, greener, greeny, gudgeon, gull, ignoramus, illiterate, illiterati, immigrant, incapable, incompetent, inductee, infant, initiate, innocent, intruder, know-nothing, leadpipe cinch, learner, lowbrow, mediocrity, middlebrow, monkey, neophyte, nestling, new arrival, new boy, newcomer, no conjuror, no scholar, novice, novitiate, novus homo, parvenu, patsy, pigeon, plaything, postulant, prize sap, probationer, probationist, puddinghead, pushover, raw recruit, recruit, rookie, sap, saphead, schlemiel, settler, sitting duck, squatter, stooge, stowaway, sucker, tenderfoot, toy, trainee, trusting soul, tyro, unintelligentsia, upstart, victim
 

 

 

 

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