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[bran-noo, -nyoo, brand-] /ˈbrænˈnu, -ˈnyu, ˈbrænd-/
entirely new.
Origin of brand-new
First recorded in 1560-70
Related forms
brand-newness, noun Unabridged
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  • The long list of proposed experiments dwindled and it became obvious that they were starting to work on brand new ideas.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • "The rest of it is brand new enough without that," blurted her father.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • What would become of them all now, all brand new, she did n't know, nor what would become of her or her daughter.

    Baddeck and That Sort of Thing Charles Dudley Warner
  • He was destined, however to soon learn a trick that was brand new to him.

  • Hop had thought out a brand new trick with a deck of cards, and he was all fixed to work it on somebody.

British Dictionary definitions for brand new


absolutely new
Word Origin
C16: from brand (n) + new, likened to newly forged iron
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for brand new

also brand-new, 1570s, from brand (n.) + new. Originally it must have meant "fresh from the fire" (Shakespeare has fire-new).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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