GREEN HORN (noun) – a person who is new to or inexperienced at a particular activity.
Let me tell you the history of this word “GREEN HORN
”. When a calf is born, the cute little horns it has are green in color. New born calf is inexperienced as well new to everything around.
(Originally an animal with green (
that is, young)
horns): A person who is new into something and can be easily tricked. In ancient history, the young Ox were called greenhorns as they were green and their horns hadn’t matured. Gilbert K. Chesterton says, “The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he that gets the most out of life.)
lacked the skills they he would need to live in the hard rough country.
Lack of experience caused the greenhorn to miss several shots during his first game.
Of course, even a greenhorn
could follow the wagon tracks they would leave in the sand.]]>