greenhorn

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be a greenhorn

Primarily heard in US.
1. To be very young, naïve, immature, or inexperienced and, often, extremely gullible or easily deceived as well. When I first started here, I was a total greenhorn and actually believed those doofuses when they told me that the boss loves to have "Happy Birthday" sung to him in Spanish!
2. To be a newcomer or newly arrived immigrant, especially one who is unfamiliar with the customs or ways of a place or group. Steve, Sally here is our newest greenhorn. Please show her around the ranch so she'll be ready for work tomorrow. It was tough when I moved to Iceland. I was such a greenhorn that I didn't even know the polite way to order coffee!
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greenhorn

1. A very young, naïve, immature, or inexperienced person, especially one who is extremely gullible or easily deceived. Primarily heard in US. We all convinced that greenhorn in work that the boss loves to have "Happy Birthday" sung to him in Spanish!
2. A newcomer or newly arrived immigrant, especially one who is unfamiliar with the customs or ways of a place or group. Primarily heard in US. Alright, Steve, show the greenhorn around the ranch so she'll be ready for work tomorrow. It was tough when I moved to Iceland. I was such a greenhorn that I didn't even know the polite way to order coffee!
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