Newbie vs Stranger - What's the difference?
Newbie is a synonym of stranger.
As nouns the difference between newbie and stranger
is that newbie
is (slang) a newcomer, someone new to something while stranger
is a person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.
As a adjective stranger is
As a verb stranger is
(obsolete|transitive) to estrange; to alienate.
(slang) A newcomer, someone new to something.
(Internet) A new user or participant; someone who is extremely new and inexperienced (to a game or activity). A beginner.
The term "newbie" was greatly popularized with the advent of the Internet, but was in use before then.
* See also
* Truth is stranger than fiction. (English proverb)
* See strange
A person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.
*:In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.Strangers might enter the room, but they were made to feel that they were there on sufferance: they were received with distance and suspicion.
An outsider or foreigner.
*(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
*:I am a most poor woman and a stranger , / Born out of your dominions.
*:Melons on beds of ice are taught to bear, / And strangers to the sun yet ripen here.
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The Mirror and the Lamp
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(lb) One who has not been seen for a long time.
(lb) One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor.
*(John Milton) (1608-1674)
*:To honour and receive / Our heavenly stranger .
(lb) One not privy or party an act, contract, or title; a mere intruder or intermeddler; one who interferes without right.
* (person whom one does not know)
* alien, foreigner, foreign national, non-national/nonnational, non-resident/nonresident, outsider
* (newcomer) newbie, newcomer
* (person whom one does not know) acquaintance, friend
* compatriot, countryman, fellow citizen, fellow countryman, national, resident
* be no stranger to
* don't be a stranger
* stranger danger
(obsolete) To estrange; to alienate.