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369. Inexperience (See also Innocence, Naïveté.)

  1. Bowes, Major Edward (18741946) originator and master of ceremonies of the Amateur Hour on radio. [Am. Radio: Buxton, 149150]
  2. Gong Show, The variety show in which beginners try to prove their abilities. [TV: Misc.]
  3. greenhorn a raw, inexperienced person; especially a new cowboy. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
  4. Mack, Ted (19041976) host of a television show starring amateurs. [TV: Ted Mack and the Original Amateur Hour in Terrace, II, 347]
  5. Newcome, Johnny any unpracticed youth, especially new military officers. [Br. Folklore: Wheeler, 258]
  6. plebe (plebeian) first or lowest class, especially at U.S. Military and Naval Academies. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
  7. rookie a novice; often an athlete playing his first season as a member of a professional sports team. [Sports: Misc.]