ETYM Old Eng. apprentice, prentice, Old Fren. aprentis, nom. of aprentif, from apprendare to learn, Latin apprendere, equiv. to apprehendere, to take hold of (by the mind), to comprehend. Related to Apprehend, Prentice.
Works for an expert to learn a trade; SYN. learner, prentice.
ETYM Cf. Irish bab, baban, W. baban, maban.
An infant; a young child of either sex; a baby.
TENDERFOOT — used chiefly in Alaska.
ETYM Old Eng. colt a young horse, ass, or camel, AS. colt; cf. dial. Swed. kullt a boy, lad.
1. A young male horse under the age of four.
2. A young untried person.
1. A male child (a familiar term of address to a boy); SYN. lad, laddie, sonny, sonny boy.
2. An awkward and inexperienced youth; SYN. greenhorn, rookie.
3. The young of certain carnivorous mammals such as the bear or wolf or lion; SYN. young carnivore.
1. An inexperienced or naive person
2. A newcomer (as to a country) unacquainted with local manners and customs
ETYM Cf. Irish mugam a mug, mucog a cup.
1. The quantity that can be held in a mug; SYN. mugful.
2. With handle and usually cylindrical.
1. An inexperienced user on the Internet.
2. In a particularly derogatory sense, an inexperienced Usenet user who asks for information that is readily available in the FAQ. See also FAQ.