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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The initial good fortune supposedly enjoyed by a novice in a game or another activity.
The counterintuitive phenomenon of a novice having success in an activity has been called beginner's luck. It may simply be confirmation bias: one remembers hits, but ignores misses. Earliest documented use: 1897.
"Rookie paddlers will then see if they can dial into beginner's luck, and win a race while they're at it."
Patrick Witwicki; Rainbow Warriors Challenge Paddlers; Muskeg News (Canada); May 25, 2011.
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