This word is pronounced as ‘KNEE-O-FIGHT '.
The word ‘neophyte' is composed of two words ‘neo' and 'phyte'. ‘Neo' means ‘new' and ‘phyte' means ‘plant'.
Thus the meaning is: a beginner or someone who is new to something.
1.Soha has been taking guitar classes for over five years. She is not a neophyte.
2.I have recently joined politics. I need help from an experienced politician as I am a neophyte in this field.
3.The CEO has welcomed the new employees to the office. He has the faith that these neophytes will do a great job for the company.