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newlywed

[noo-lee-wed, nyoo-] /ˈnu liˌwɛd, ˈnyu-/
noun
1.
a person who has recently married.
Origin of newlywed
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; newly + wed
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  • Mrs. newlywed (on her first day's shopping): "I want two pieces of steak and—and about half a pint of gravy."

British Dictionary definitions for newlywed

newlywed

/ˈnjuːlɪˌwɛd/
noun
1.
(often pl) a recently married person
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Word Origin and History for newlywed
n.

also newly-wed, 1907, from newly + wed. Probably owes its origin to a then-popular newspaper comic strip, "The Newlyweds and Their Baby," about Mr. and Mrs. Newlywed, by George McManus in the New York "World." As an adjective, newly-wed is attested from 1833. An earlier adjective was new-married (1530s). Ancient Greek had neo-zygos "newly married," literally "newly yoked."

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