What does Noob mean?

A modified term for "newbie", which is a label for new players in many video games. Often used when such players are exhibiting novice behaviors.


Other definitions of Noob:

  • Short for "new-bie" or newcomer. It describes someone who is new.
  • From "newbie" or "newb", this Leetspeak term was popularized by early 90s video game culture and the military. Designates someone who is brand new to a game.
  • A newcomer — while somewhat derogatory, every player is at one time a noob.
  • Someone who is displaying new player behaviors.

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How to use the term

  • They missed so many shots — what a noob!

  • You're such a noob. Have you never been here before?

  • It's brutal being a noob.

  • Newbie, noobie, or noob — you're so bad, you're all three.


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