What does noob/n00b mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

noob/n00b Meaning

Noob/n00b is an internet slang term that refers to a new or poorly skilled player in an online game or a person who is new to an activity.

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How is noob/n00b used? Use Cases & Examples

The condescending slang term noob, n00b is derived from the slang term newbie that was used to describe soldiers in the Vietnam War. Used especially in video games by experienced players who are frustrated with unskilled players, this insult may also apply to anyone who is naive or foolish in their actions.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term noob/n00b:

-Why is that player not moving?
-its some dam noob

-I can’t get the controller to work right.
-wtf n00b

-Why did you do that?
SRSLY? you have to ask? sign off noob

-Wait, what just happened?
-omg noob you’re killing me

How to Identify if your child is using the noob/n00b slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term noob/n00b is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the noob/n00b slang word

Players of video games are pretty much inured to insults including being labeled a noob/n00b, but displaying gaming insult culture in real life is not a good look in most cases. Your gamer’s social cognition skills are still evolving, and he/she might need gentle guidance regarding appropriate interactions outside the realm of games. The prolific insult noob/n00b offers you the opportunity to bring up this subject with your teen.

Here are ideas for talking with your kid about being inclusive:

  • How have you felt at those times when you entered a room for a new activity and didn’t know another person?
  • Does your school have a buddy program for new, incoming students?
  • Does being a noob in any activity encourage you to practice more so you won’t make foolish mistakes?
  • How do you feel when someone calls you a noob?
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