rook etymology

English word rook comes from English rookie

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Detailed word origin of rook

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rookie English (eng) Non-professional; amateur (British) A type of firecracker, used by farmers to scare rooks.. A novice.. An athlete either new to the sport or to a team or in his first year of professional competition, especially said of baseball, basketball, hockey and American football players.. An inexperienced recruit, especially in the police or armed forces.
rook English (eng) (baseball, slang) A rookie.