Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Perhaps from recruit

rookie

noun
     
Related topics: Occupations, Sport
rook‧ie [countable]
1 especially American EnglishBO someone who has just started doing a job and has little experience:
rookie cops
2 American EnglishDS someone who is in their first year of playing a professional sport

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