nov·ice/ˈnävəs/nounnoun: novice; plural noun: novices
- a person new to or inexperienced in a field or situation.“he was a complete novice in foreign affairs”
synonyms: beginner, learner, neophyte, newcomer, initiate, tyro, fledgling; More
- an animal, especially a racehorse, that has not yet won a major prize or reached a level of performance to qualify for important events.
OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from late Latin novicius, from novus ‘new.’