来自 recruit 俚语，-ie,表亲昵或小不点。
- rookie (n.)
- "raw recruit," 1892 in that spelling, popularized by Kipling's "Barrack-Room Ballads," of uncertain origin, perhaps from recruit, influenced by rook (n.1) in its secondary sense, suggesting "easy to cheat." Barrère ["A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant," 1890] has "Rookey (army), a recruit; from the black coat some of them wear," so perhaps directly from rook (n.1). Came into general use in American English during the Spanish-American War.
The rapid growth of a word from a single seed transplanted in a congenial soil is one of the curiosities of literature. Take a single instance. A few weeks ago there was not one American soldier in a thousand who knew there was such a word as "rookey." To-day there are few soldiers and ex-soldiers who have not substituted it for "raw recruit." ["The Midland Monthly," December 1898]
- 1. I don't want to have another rookie to train.
- 2. These rookie cops don't know anything yet.
- 3. Williams, the rookie, is really out for the gold.
- 4. A rookie n . policeman or trained teacher makes less than half that.
- 5. Verdict: He will make team and play very little as a rookie.
- 判决: 他将会加入球队,作为新秀他不会有太多的上场机会.
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