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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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  • That was opening up a brand-new kind of hotel that nobody ever heard of before.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • As she said it he felt that to be true, although to him it was a brand-new point of view.

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • But then, you see, Grammar School football is a brand-new thing.

  • It was brand-new and on the way from its builders to its owners when Hoddan interfered.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • They are brand-new, fresh from my atelier, and have never been exhibited in public.

British Dictionary definitions for brand-new


absolutely new
Word Origin
C16: from brand (n) + new, likened to newly forged iron
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