What Does FROOB Mean?

The word FROOB is an amalgam of "Free User" and "Newbie."

Often, when online gamers are introduced to a new game, they are given a free trial period to encourage them to play. During this period, the new player (i.e., the FROOB, Newbie, or NOOB) will not have a good understanding of the game's controls or tactics. As a result, the new player will often make basic mistakes. Therefore, FROOBS should be afforded some leniency as they cannot be expected to perform to the level of the more experienced players.

Of note, not everyone agrees on the words that compose FROOB. Here are two commonly cited alternative expansions:
  • Frugal NOOB
  • F*cking Retarded NOOB

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When I write FROOB, I mean this: meaning of FROOB A FROOB is non-paying beginner (usually in the context of an online team game).

Summary of Key Points

"Non-paying beginner (from Free NOOB)" is the most common definition for FROOB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Non-paying beginner (from "Free NOOB")
Type:Word and Abbreviation
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of FROOB in Sentences

Here are some examples of FROOB being used in sentences:
  • Don't ask him to capture the flag. He's a FROOB.
  • Why do I get all the FROOBS on my team?

An Academic Look at FROOB

The word FROOB is most often used as a noun.

As it is formed by merging two words into one, FROOB can be classified as a portmanteau word. It is formed by amalgamating Free and NOOB.

Example of FROOB Used in a Text


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