Definition of newcomer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnjuːkʌmə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnuːkʌmər//
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newcomer (to something) a person who has only recently arrived in a place or started an activity It’s a friendly place where older residents and newcomers mix well. a newcomer to operaExtra examples I was a newcomer to the political scene. My job was to welcome newcomers to the company. Older colleagues can sometimes resent bright young newcomers. The singer received an award for most promising newcomer. The villagers were hostile to the newcomers. They stared at the newcomer with open curiosity.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: newcomer