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Definition of "tyro" [ty•ro]

  • A beginner in learning something. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tyro" in a sentence
  • "Rochas, which I had read in tyro fashion in other and busier days,"
  • "Professionally, if not artistically speaking, Doré passed straight from child to man; in one sense of the word he had no boyhood, the term tyro remained inapplicable."
  • ""You ain't exactly what they call a tyro, are you?" says the bland-faced man; "but I guess you've missed the mark this shot."