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Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no professional experience. The term also has the more general meaning of anyone new to a profession, training or activity (e.g. rookie cop, rookie pilot, as a synonym for recruit), or occasionally to a freshman (especially in athletic teams). Image File history File links Norman Rockwells painting of The Rookie - a picture many people believe is about Mickey McDermott. ... Image File history File links Norman Rockwells painting of The Rookie - a picture many people believe is about Mickey McDermott. ... Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th century American painter. ... A cover of the Saturday Evening Post from 1903 The Saturday Evening Post was a weekly magazine published in the United States from August 4, 1821 to February 8, 1969. ... Terminology is the study of terms and their use — of words and compound words that are used in specific contexts. ... Recruit (from the French recrue, from the verb recroître to grow again, i. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ...


Rookies (in the sporting sense) can be submitted to hazing as a pledge in some clubs. Hazing is an often ritualistic test, which may constitute harassment, abuse or humiliation with requirements to perform meaningless tasks, sometimes as a way of initiation into a social group. ... Pledge is a verb, meaning to promise solemnly, and a noun, meaning the promise or its maker or its object. ...


The term rookie has been modified in some online communities and is often referred to as simply rook, which means noob or newbie. “Newcomer” redirects here. ... “Newcomer” redirects here. ...


In most sports there are traditions in which rookies must do things or tricks are played on them. Some examples in baseball include players having to dress up in strange costumes, or getting hit in the face with a cream pie. A tradition is a story or a custom that is memorized and passed down from generation to generation, originally without the need for a writing system. ... The word trick has several meanings in English: Confidence trick Magic trick Trick or treat A trick in a card game A trick can be a feat requiring some dexterity or ingenuity performed to amuse or as part of a game, such as a Skateboarding trick. ... The term costume can refer to wardrobe and dress in general, or to the distinctive style of dress of a particular people, class, or period. ...


Generally, a safe definition of rookie card is any trading card manufactured prior to or during an athlete's rookie year. This can come in a variety of formats including packs, boxes, sets, magazines, and more. (source: RookieCards.com)


In NASCAR, rookies are symbolized by a yellow stripe on the rear bumper of the car that is placed on both sides of the name or symbol of the manufacturer of the car.


Etymology

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The Oxford English Dictionary states that the origins are uncertain, but that perhaps it is a corruption of the word recruit. The earliest example from the OED is from Rudyard Kipling's Barrack-Room Ballads (published 1892): So 'ark an' 'eed, you rookies, which is always grumblin' sore, referring to rookies in the sense of raw recruits to the British Army. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... The Oxford English Dictionary print set The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), and is the most successful dictionary of the English language, (not to be confused with the one-volume Oxford Dictionary of English, formerly New Oxford Dictionary of English, of... This article is about the British author. ...


A common urban legend suggests that the term derives from the game of chess; the "rook" in chess is often the last piece to be introduced into gameplay. This would appear to be consistent with the definition of "rookie". However, there are no known citations that prove or disprove this explanation. Chess is a recreational and competitive game for two players. ...


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