Greenhorn

(A). A simpleton, a youngster. French, Cornichon (a cornicle or little horn), also a simpleton, a calf.

“Panurge le veau cocquart, cornichon, escorne ...viens ici nous ayder, grand veau plourart,” etc. —Rabelais, book iv. chap. xxi.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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