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.