You’re texting a friend when they use the term noob, and you aren’t sure what it means. Noob is a slang term commonly used in video games and on online platforms like Instagram and TikTok.
What Does Noob Mean?
Noob is a slang term for the word “newbie,” and it is used to refer to someone who is new or not very good at a video game or other task. Noob can be considered derogatory or neutral, depending on the context.
The term noob has become so popular in recent years that it is frequent to hear someone use the term in person. It is considered informal but can be heard in workplace settings.
How to Use Noob
- “You’re such a noob at this.”
- “What a noob.”
- “Hey! Be nice! I’m a noob.”
- “Welcome to our team noob.”
- “Ugh, he’s a noob.”
- Noob is often used to express frustration with someone who is new to a game or app.
Using Noob the Right Way
Noob isn’t a difficult slang term to use, but it is mostly used in derogatory ways, so it should be used with caution. Use it to replace the word “newbie” in a sentence or as a name for someone who is new. It can be used at the beginning or end of a sentence.
Currently, the only known variation of noob is n00b which is just a spelling variation. Both versions of noob and n00b have the same meaning.
Should you worry about your child using noob?
Noob isn’t necessarily a dangerous slang term, but it isn’t very nice either. If you notice your child using the word noob, you may want to discuss with them the damages of internet bullying and how important it is to be nice to others.