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 for newbie
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  newbie
      n 1: any new participant in some activity [syn: newcomer,
           fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte,
           freshman, newbie, entrant]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  newbie
   /n[y]oo'bee/, n.
  
      [very common; orig. from British public-school and military slang variant
      of ?new boy?] A Usenet neophyte. This term surfaced in the newsgroup
      talk.bizarre but is now in wide use (the combination ?clueless newbie? is
      especially common). Criteria for being considered a newbie vary wildly; a
      person can be called a newbie in one newsgroup while remaining a respected
      regular in another. The label newbie is sometimes applied as a serious
      insult to a person who has been around Usenet for a long time but who
      carefully hides all evidence of having a clue. See B1FF; see also gnubie
      . Compare chainik, luser.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  newbie
  noob
  
      /n[y]oo'bee/ (Sometimes shorted to "noob") Originally
     from British public-school and military slang variant of "new
     boy", an inexperienced user.
  
     This term surfaced in the newsgroup news:talk.bizarre but
     is now in wide use.  Criteria for being considered a newbie
     vary wildly; a person can be called a newbie in one group
     while remaining a respected regular in another.  The label
     "newbie" is sometimes applied as a serious insult to a person
     who has been around for a long time but who carefully hides
     all evidence of having a clue.
  
     See BIFF.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2007-08-02)
  

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