Definition of


  1. (noun, person) someone new to a field or activity

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Synonyms of Tyro

beginner, initiate, novice, tiro

Origin of the word Tyro

  1. 1611, from M.L. tyro, variant of L. tiro (pl. tirones) "young soldier, recruit, beginner," of unknown origin. more

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