cheechako

cheechako \ chee-CHAH-koh \ , noun;

1. A tenderfoot; greenhorn; newcomer.

Quotes:
As a cheechako to Hawaii I wasn’t sure what to expect, but right from the beginning the crafters made me feel right at home.
— Tanna Peters, “Craft encounters wherever you go,”Capital City Weekly, July 2010


Origin:
Cheechako is a Chinook word which has come to mean a newcomer in a variety of settings, especially Alaska and Hawaii.
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