Born Yesterday

Rate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)
One who is immature and not experienced, one who does not know a lot of tricks or statements that people use to fool others


  • This idiom was used for the first time in the 18th century. This idiom was used to refer to young babies, who did not have any knowledge or experience of life. Late this idiom was used on different platforms to describe a person, who did not have much knowledge about life. Or a person was not polished enough through different experiences of practical life to make right decisions. There are many people, who do not have enough knowledge about the practicalities of life.

It’s so easy to deceive Mr. Andrews it is just like he was born yesterday.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Born Yesterday':

born yesterdayNew, naive, innocent, inexperienced or easily deceived.
See them all »


Find a translation for the Born Yesterday phrase in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similar to Born Yesterday

Discuss this Born Yesterday phrase with the community:


Use the citation below to add this Born Yesterday definition to your bibliography:


"Born Yesterday." STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 11 Dec. 2019. <>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.