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rookie

1. noun Someone who is inexperienced at some sport, profession, or other activity. Sometimes used as a term of address. It was the first playoff game for the rookie, and he managed to score three runs with a home run in the very first inning. I can't believe they're making me take the rookie out on the beat today. Nice one, rookie. You just cost us a day's worth of work.
2. adjective Of, related to, or indicating a very inexperience person. The rookie officer was tasked with protecting the suspect while he was transferred to the county jail. I can't believe I let that error slip by me during testing. What a rookie mistake!

rookie

and rooky (ˈrʊki)
1. n. a person new at something; a neophyte, especially a police officer or a ballplayer. The rookie tackled the old-time player and earned a lot of cheering and applause.
2. mod. new; inexperienced. Fred is a rookie first baseman for the home team.

rooky

verb
See rookie
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Since Jesuits were caricatured by Protestant polemicists as "massing crows," "the picture of the Jesuit 'black-robe' as a carrion crow was one which Shakespeare would himself use to dissociate from papist terrorism, when he wrote of the evil hour when 'the crow / Makes wing to th' rooky wood' (Macbeth 3.
Thus crows, for Wilson, are a code for Jesuits in Shakespeare's works--and indeed, out of them as well, for he mentions Robert Greene's early rejection of Shakespeare as "a crow beautified with our feathers" in this context (11) and links it with the crow that "Makes wing to th' rooky wood" in Macbeth, as an allusion to the Jesuit Henry Garnet, and with the crows who "are fatted with the murrain flock" in Midsummer Night's Dream, as "a sour pun on Jesuit infiltration of the church for which More had died" (12-13).
Widnes could not have made a worse start, with rooky Paul O'Connor's blunder from the kick-off allowing Dobson to find Bruno Verges in acres of space for the first of his side's six touchdowns.
Spennymoor held out until the hour when Simon Barraclough scored from close range and in the 82nd minute the game was put beyond doubt when Rooky White went up unchallenged to head past Darren Harrigan.
She has paired her with fellow rooky Anne Laing against Wie and Brittany Lang in the first day foursomes at Formby today.
The Vice (ITV1Wales,9pm) Mel Raido, whop lays rooky PC Adam Parkes, spends much of the new series going deep undercover.
Then Branch tapped the ball home under the keeper from three yards when defender Reeves failed to cut out rooky striker Wilbraham's thrust.
Today, however, I sense Taylor's presence in the Keatsian `shrilly' and in the see-sawing, Augustan effect of the counterpoised epithets which eclipse two Clare-like features of the original lines: the contrast, reminiscent of Macbeth's crow making wing to the rooky wood, between the loner and the crowd; and the rhythmic approximation to the kite's movement.
He also said Cameron had left rooky Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson politically exposed.
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Blackburn did not know what had hit them and were struggling to make an impact with Premiership rooky Curtis Davies again enhancing his reputation by shutting down Powerhouse Shefki Kuqi.
With on-loan Jonathan Gould being suddenly recalled by Preston, Hereford were forced to give rooky keeper Ben Scott his debut.