raw recruit(redirected from raw recruits)
A man or woman who is inexperienced and newly recruited to some organization. The number of raw recruits for the police force has plummeted for the third year in a row. We're touring around various high schools across the state looking for raw recruits to join the military after they graduate. My job is to turn raw recruits into fully fledged soldiers.
a new, inexperienced, or fresh recruit, such as someone just entering the army, navy, police, etc. These boys are nothing but raw recruits. They've never seen a gun up close!