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Learners and inexperienced people

muggle

noun

an insulting word for someone who does not know about something or how to do something

workie

noun

someone who is doing work experience (=working for a company without being paid)

learner

noun

someone who is learning something

beginner

noun

someone who has just started to learn or do something

apprentice

noun

someone who works for a particular person or company, usually for low pay, in order to learn the type of work that they do

novice

noun

someone who is just beginning to learn a skill or subject

initiate

noun

someone who has recently joined an organization or group and is learning about it

protégé

noun

a young person who receives help or training from an older experienced person

the uninitiated

adjective

people who lack knowledge or experience

newcomer

noun

someone who has recently started to do something or be involved in something

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