wet behind the ears

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İngilizce - Türkçe
(deyim) toy
(deyim) acemi çaylak
(deyim) deneyimsiz
(deyim) acemi
be wet behind the ears
(deyim) ağzı süt kokmak
innocent, naive; novice, beginner
masum, saf, acemi, acemi
İngilizce - İngilizce
Inexperienced; not seasoned; new; just beginning; immature, especially in judgment

These young whippersnappers are still wet behind the ears..

innocent, naive; novice, beginner
Alternative spelling of wet behind the ears
wet behind the ears


    wet be·hind the ears

    Türkçe nasıl söylenir

    wet bîhaynd dhi irz

    Zıt anlamlılar

    dry behind the ears


    /ˈwet bəˈhīnd ᴛʜē ˈērz/ /ˈwɛt bɪˈhaɪnd ðiː ˈiːrz/


    [ 'wet ] (adjective.) before 12th century. c. 1850, Pennsylvania, calque from German feucht hinter den Ohren., Ben Zimmer, , October 15, 2008Americanisms, Maximilian Schele de Vere, 1872, : “the German fancifully notices that newly-born animals are apt to be licked dry promptly everywhere except behind the ears, and hence their colloquial phrase: ‘The youngster is not dry yet behind his ears.’ The expression having become familiar to American ear in Pennsylvania first, has from thence spread to other States also.” From the drying of amniotic fluid on a baby after birth, specifically a new-born farm animal, which last dries behind the ears (partly because licked dry by mother everywhere else).“a newly born animal, as a colt or a calf, on which the last spot to become dry after birth is the little depression behind either ear,” Charles Earle Funk, 1948, A Hog On Ice. German variants (still wet behind the ears, not yet dry behind the ears, green behind the ears) also borrowed.

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