• (British) enPR: nyo͞oʹkŭmər, IPA: /ˈnjuːkʌmə/
  • (America) enPR: n(y)o͞oʹkŭ'mər, IPA: /ˈn(j)uˌkʌmɚ/, [ˈn(j)uˌkʰʌmɚ]

newcomer (plural newcomers)

  1. One who has recently come to a community; a recent arrival.
    • 1791, John Walker, A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary […] , London: Sold by G. G. J. and J. Robinſon, Paternoſter Row; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, OCLC 37805775 ↗, page 550, columns Welcome}}, we²l'ku²m. interj.
      A form of ſalutation uſed to a new comer.:
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0108 ↗:
      This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. In complexion fair, and with blue or gray eyes, he was tall as any Viking, as broad in the shoulder.
  2. A new participant in some activity; a neophyte.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • French: nouveau venu, nouvel arrivé
  • Portuguese: recém-chegado
  • Russian: прише́лец
  • Spanish: recién llegado, recién llegada
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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