[bran-noo, -nyoo, brand-]


entirely new.

Origin of brand-new

First recorded in 1560–70
Related formsbrand-new·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for brand new



absolutely new

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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