Nonnative vs Newcomer - What's the difference?

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Nonnative is a related term of newcomer.

As an adjective nonnative

is not native.

As a noun nonnative

is someone who is not a native.

As a proper noun newcomer is




Alternative forms



  • Not native
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who is not a native
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  • , passage=If you're a Chicagoan, you will find something in each that you didn't know about; nonnatives will find something in each they'll wish they'd read before making their last trip. }}




    (en noun)
  • One who has recently come to a community; a recent arrival.
  • *
  • *:This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. In complexion fair, and with blue or gray eyes, he was tall as any Viking, as broad in the shoulder.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=As soon as Julia returned with a constable, Timothy, who was on the point of exhaustion, prepared to give over to him gratefully. The newcomer turned out to be a powerful youngster, fully trained and eager to help, and he stripped off his tunic at once.}}
  • A new participant in some activity; a neophyte.
  • Synonyms

    * newbie * noob, (Internet slang)