Evolving from the word New-byers, meaning new passing byers in town, this changed to newbie, the shortened form of this is newb.
A newb is a word used over the internet many times, usually meaning new to a subject/topic, usually a game.
A noob was evolved through the uneducated side of games played by usually children, runescape for example, where children didn't know the exact spelling of newb and changed it to noob.
Newb and noob shouldn't be confused however, newb is a new person to a game but wants to become better and be like the higher levels in a game. A noob is a new player who tends to be aggrovating and will usually spam, beg, or find any other way to annoy other players.
As not many people like those kind (noobs), the term has become something over the internet to become offensive.
High level: Hi
Newb:Hi, I'm a newb can you please tell me where to find an item for this quest?
High level:Sure, it's just over here:)
Noob: hi wat r u all up to yo hey high lvl can u plz give me lyk sum gold cus i rly need it bad for dis wep
High level: I'm sorry, I cannot understand your annoying leet language
Noob:na wot r u sayin bout how i talk can i plz just have gold man or else ill spam you cus i hav no lyf an im a geek
High level:Fuck off, you noob
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