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  • n. A newbie; someone that is new at a game, or has a new character.
  • n. when said of an experienced player, an admonishment from another experienced player that the first player has made a beginner's or careless mistake.


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Shortened from newbie. Sometimes a more derogatory term to scold others for their inexperience in any given activity.



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  • "Newb" is an abbreviated form of "newbie," mostly used by the gaming community, especially those who play massively multiplayer online role-playing games, or MMORPGs (think "World of Warcraft"), to refer to players who have just started and are usually trying to take on challenges for which they or the character they play do not possess enough experience, thereby bringing down the rest of the group involved, which is already up to speed.

    June 9, 2009

  • A term used to describe a inexperienced gamer/person/etc. Unlike a noob, a newb is someone who actually wants to get better.

    Leet Player: Why is he just looking at the wall?

    Other Player: I think hes a newb.

    Definitions here:

    February 2, 2007