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[bran-noo, -nyoo, brand-]
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  1. entirely new.
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Origin of brand-new

First recorded in 1560–70
Related formsbrand-new·ness, noun
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Related Words for brand new

late, different, state-of-the-art, modern, unusual, unfamiliar, contemporary, current, strange, brand-new, unique, original, advanced, recent, up-to-date, newfangled, new, ultramodern, timely, up-to-the-minute

British Dictionary definitions for brand new


  1. absolutely new
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Word Origin for brand-new

C16: from brand (n) + new, likened to newly forged iron
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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).

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