Word of the Day :

tyro :


noun: a beginner in learning : novice 

The ranch has one riding trail for tyros and several more challengingoptions for experienced riders

“The young Falcons tyro is up for the challenge after missing the first two games of the season with an ankleinjury he carried through pre-season.” — Sunshine Coast DailyMarch 25, 2015

Did you know?
The word tyro is hardly a newcomerto Western language. It comes fromthe Latin tirowhich means “youngsoldier,” “new recruit,” or moregenerally, “novice.” The word was sometimes spelled tyro as early as Medieval Latin, and can be spelledtyro or tiro in English (though tyro is the more common Americanspelling). Use of tyro in English has never been restricted to the originalyoung soldier” meaning of the LatintermWriters in the 17th and 18thcenturies wrote of tyros in variousfields and occupationsHermanMelville used tyro to refer to men new to whaling and life at sea. The wordis sometimes used attributivelythatis, directly before another noun—as it has been since the 17th century, as in phrases like “tyro reporter” and “tyro actors.”


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