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Today's Word "tyro"

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tyro \TY-roh\ (noun) - A beginner in learning; a novice.

"There could be no doubt in anyone's mind: this young man was a tyro, sent here for some mysterious reason but certainly not to gain any new information." -- Ian Rankin, 'Witch Hunt: A Novel'

 

Tyro is from Latin tiro, "a young soldier, a recruit," hence "a beginner, a learner."

 

 

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