A word NEWBIE. "What does it mean?"

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@Shavkat (65270)
Philippines
September 15, 2012 1:27am CST
I can still remember this statement, "You are a newbie." At first, I am not that familiar with the word. Though, I do comprehend the context. At back of my mind," where does the word originates?" Well, I did flipped the pages of any references available, to look for the meaning. But I can't find it. The relevance of the word can be synonymous to newcomer, new member, new user, neophyte, and among others. Why do we need to use newbie? Is it an expression or term for beginners? Do we follow a trend that starts as beginner to intermediate, then advance stage? It is a matter of being an opinionated discussion.
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@allknowing (69364)
• India
15 Sep 12
This word has found a place in the vocabulary. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/newbie There are many words that get created and then accepted. Take this expression 'my bad'. I hate that phrase but it has been accepted. I will never use it though!
@allknowing (69364)
• India
15 Sep 12
Thanks for the BR tag
@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
Thanks for the information, I do like being humble and not to say the word. Have a great day!
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 12
I use to hear this word too. You are right, it seems to me as 'beginner, newcomer' in certain field. Another word new to me is 'rookie'. When I joined the sales team, there was a dinner thrown to recognized high achievers and they also give the title 'rookie' to successful new sales executive. Many new 'words' have been evolved like 'googling'
@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
17 Sep 12
Irien that is quite right, each time we join something new we are "Newbies" I would think that "new User" or newcomer" would work just as well. Newbie could also refer to me if I join a new program that I have never had any experience with before. Even though I have been earning money from work online programs for the past twelve years or so. The computer age has really added some new words and phrases and I for one sometimes have trouble knowing what they mean. I think we do tend to lose this term as we enlighten ourselves to what is out there.
@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
I, myself is a baby in this site. I can call myself, a new baby was joined in mylot. I appreciate all the effort who responded to my discussions. As a newbie in this site, my deepest gratitude on sharing all your brilliant ideas. Thanks.d:)
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
15 Sep 12
I cant remember when I first heard that word it was like it was already license to my brain , so when I heard it it was just like a memory . I am always using it when I am new to something , its just like the word sevie used in high school . I dont know where they originate its just slang our brain pick up even before we start using them in our talk .
@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
I also felt the same way, the word is so striking. Trying to impose that you are a sweet baby.lol. But then, we need to deal with it. Thanks for sharing.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
13 Nov 12
hi, i heard this word actually in chat room before because once a new user came inside of the room the moderator always says welcome newbie,so the meaning of it is new user,that is why when i was new here some of user here welcomed me and called me a newbie.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
17 Sep 12
Wikipedia says the origin of the word newbie is uncertain. I would guess it is a 20th century invention someone came up with somewhere along the way to combine the word "new" and the word "baby." If someone calls you a newbie, they are saying you are new to something.
@else22 (4319)
• India
17 Sep 12
I am not a native speaker of English.So when I come across a new word in a site or in a book or newspaper,I look for its meaning in the dictionary and then its different usages.Then I start using it in whatever I write.I don't go for its origins.In fact,I am not interested in it.English is a foreign language for me,and if I know what a particular word means and how it is used,I think it's enough for me.'NEWBIE' means newcomer or someone who has just joined a site.For me that much of knowledge is enough for me.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
As far as I know newbie is a term for beginners or a slang words of new comer. This words is used terms in electronics, telecommunication and internet. This might not be used to describe newbie in any aspect but only for computer users and or internet users... We can follow a trend as long as that trend did not affect our social life like; doing something to others or those vices which is not good for our health.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
17 Sep 12
I honestly think that the term newbie is a slang term, meaning that it won't be something that you will find in a formal dictionary or any formal reference like that. However, what you've come to the conclusion of being the meaning of the term is very correct. It can be a person that is a newcomer to a forum or it could also be a person that has just started with a new hobby or whatever. All of us have been newbies at some point during our lives.
@GardenGerty (102514)
• United States
16 Sep 12
I see that someone gave you a reference link that you wanted. I know that you understand that we are all new at things online from time to time. I have seen websites that ask for your computer experience level as well. They may use Newbie, midrange, pro, accomplished or lots of other words. Some old hands even act like newbies from time to time.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
16 Sep 12
Of course it is now being popularly used by all sites to show that a member is a new comers.As to how it originated I too have no idea . However it is listed on the online dictionary, here is the link... http://www.thefreedictionary.com/newbie
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
16 Sep 12
Newbie just means new person, or beginner, but I think it is might also be used in a negative sense, that is that you are not an expert and have no experience. But not to worry, as people must begin somewhere!! Soon you will know all the tricks and leave all newbies behind!
@riempie9 (1026)
• South Africa
16 Sep 12
Newbie can indeed mean a newcomer and is probably used by some writers as being informal and shooting from the hip so to speak in techno language. It is very much used in the business of the internet and technology and most people would know the meaning of the word. There are many new words sprouting up every day, some still waiting to make themselves to the dictionary pages. Newbie also means, I am new to the job and willing to learn more.
@rhodzptc (1319)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
In online games we use the words "Newbie" for those new and beginners the term itself came from the word "new and beginners".
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
I think this cam from two word - NEW and BABY. They just changed the spelling a bit to make it look hip. :) Im not really sure, that's just my opinion. People always invent words to make communication a lot easier and classy and hip. That is why, the webster dictionary is always being updated too!
• United States
16 Sep 12
I used to hear this phrase a lot about 5 years ago. Now I mainly hear noob, which comes from Im pretty sure online gaming. In the past year or so it actually has grown to just a natural word everyone uses to show that either someone does not know what they are doing or they do but they are terrible at it.
16 Sep 12
hello Shavcat, greetings. I encountered this word "newbie" when I first apply for membership in a website for online jobs. From thereon I start using the word to refer to myself or others who are new(comer,member,user). If this word will be continuously used, one day soon it will be included in the dictionary. Remember omg.
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
Hi Shavkat! I think that the word newbie is used because people want to use something new? HAHA! I'm not really sure. I don't really use the word when I speak to others but I do use it from time to time when I chat with other people in the internet. Especially when I am such a beginner and completely new to what is going on in it. Well ... happy mylotting!
• India
16 Sep 12
Hello my friend Shavkat Ji, Well, I am not sure if my idea to compare one like Preschoioling, Primary schooling, Middle Schooling, Intermediate schooling, Graduation and PG , finally research and even +. Now-a-days in coroprate sector I have found people using "freshers', what is the meaning of this, after your name it is '1376', this must have come up after you marched ahead step by step, there is one member here, who is with '53000 +' Now let's compare among ourselves. But now noone should dare enough to address you as NEWBIE. One may call as suffix addressed to name. May God bless You and have a great time
@toutze (42)
• Denmark
15 Sep 12
It is sort of a wierd word as it can be both positive and negativ used but as far as a place like this it think it is mostly a positv word but in the world of gaming it is not very positiv as it is a word used even though you have played a long time an in that sense is not a newbie or noob but used in the sense that you are not very good at it..
• Philippines
15 Sep 12
Well, in my point-of-view. a newbie is defined as someone who's new on some areas that this person is into. it could be a hobby, or an activity that the person is still trying to hone his/her skills and capabilities.