Nearby words

  1. frequently,
  2. fresco,
  3. fresco secco,
  4. frescobaldi,
  5. frescobaldi, girolamo,
  6. fresh as a daisy,
  7. fresh breeze,
  8. fresh frozen plasma,
  9. fresh gale,
  10. fresh out of

Origin of fresh

before 900; Middle English; Old English fersc; cognate with Old Frisian fersk, Old High German frisc (German frisch), Old Norse ferskr

SYNONYMS FOR fresh
1. recent. See new. 11. invigorating, sweet, unadulterated. 14. artless, untrained, raw, uncultivated, unskilled.

Related formsfresh·ly, adverbfresh·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for freshness
Derived Formsfreshly, adverbfreshness, noun

Word Origin for fresh

Old English fersc fresh, unsalted; related to Old High German frisc, Old French freis, Old Norse ferskr

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Word Origin and History for freshness
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Idioms and Phrases with freshness

fresh

In addition to the idioms beginning with fresh

  • fresh as a daisy
  • fresh out of

also see:

  • breath of fresh air
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