An idiot. Specifically, one who is woefully naive and lacking in knowledge of a specific area of expertise (in a fandom, game, or online), but is so convinced that he/she knows far more about said area than most other people, that they blatantly disregard, and often fight against, helpful suggestions and opinions from other, more knowledgeable people. This is different from a newbie in that, while both are inexperienced and unknowledgeable, a newbie can learn as he/she gets more aquainted with the fandom/game/internet forum/group, whereas the n00b is so delusioned by their non-existent knowledge, that no ammount of convincing will deter him. The n00b refuses to admit he/she's naive in the area that they claim to have knowledge in and actually *learn*, and, instead, flames other people and generally act like a complete and total idiot trying to convince others of their imagined intellectual superiority. Generally the cause of flame wars.

Also can be referred to a person who excessively flames people, reviving dead topics, etc., just to get attention and/or make a point. Often gets banned from internet forums and causes many forum threads to be closed from further posts. Overall, a real jerk.
"That guy is such a n00b, still insisting he got the God of Assmasters playable in MKT..."

"Why do you keep on flaming me? The thread was long dead, and you had to bring it back from the dead just to take a stab at me? God, what a n00b..."
by SynjoDeonecros July 10, 2004
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A inexperienced and/or ignorant or unskilled person. Especially used in computer games.
Haha that n00b got pwned.
by Lord Emperor October 11, 2003

1) A person who is new to a game
2) A person who, regardless of experience, lacks the skill or copmetence to be competitive in a certain game
3) Someone who tends to whine or complain when being beaten at a game - often done by accussing more skilled opponents of hacking
4) One who may talk trash, claiming to be elite at a game, only to be beaten down by a better player, or will turn down any games when challenged by better players.


1) To act or behave in the way that a n00b would
2) Behaving as if lacking experience, skill or knowledge

NOTE: Can be used with a number of connotations. Often is used mockingly or in a manner of jesting. Other times is used seriously, but is often considered a brainless or weak insult when used alone as a supposed malicious insult. Is generally considered rude and deragatory unless a person is displaying disregard and general apathy towards other players - in this case, skill may be a non-factor (see definitions 3 and 4).

See also n00bed, n00bie, and newbie

This n00b just charges in at the enemies and gets owned in the first 10 seconds of the game.

v. Look at this guy n00bing it up - I've never seen anyone die so fast, so often.
by Mavarick December 02, 2003
An individual that plays a particular multiplayer game less than 15 hours a day, thus causing him/her to be less skilled at that game than the person calling him/her a n00b. N00bs are usually classified as having a job, an active social life, and possibly a lover. These things are reviled in the "gamer" community, which means that n00bs are hated with a passion in thier circles. The term is usually used in Counterstrike servers and, where many mouthbreathing "elite gamers" and internet tough-guys can be found.
Normal player: hey, how do I beat (x) if I'm using (y)?
"Elite" gamer: lololol ur a n00b u suk lolol pwned get sum skilz nub fag
Normal player: Uhhh....what?
by Dassh May 13, 2004
(n) an online user who still knows how to spell and use basic sentence structure
> Hello.
> stfu n00b u sukc ih8u gfy
by BeardedFatass January 09, 2004
a peron who thinks they are very "internet savvy" but they just make them self look stupid.
n00b : HAHA I PWND J00!!!
guy : lol n00b
guy : wat a n00b
by bob February 22, 2004
The derogatory word used to label someone who is new to a particular game/forum/server/where-ever. Many people misuse the word, insulting new members by calling them 'n00b's.

The word 'newb' is sometimes confused with this term - 'newb' standing for 'new beginner'. Whereas a n00b means one of two common terms.

1) A new member who is acting stupidly.
2) A member who is acting stupidly, regardless of level and/or experience.
1) "Lol, u level 1 n00b stfu pwned."
2) "Wow, that guy's been here for 4 years and he still acts like a n00b."
by S June 27, 2004
A player who may or may not be new to a game, but insists on doing brainless things, especially things that hinder the team. Those who are defined as "n00bs" will also refuse to listen to words of wisdom or, even worse, berate those who try to help.
j00 n00b I'm going to report you to
by Crimson February 01, 2004

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