[noo-found, nyoo-]


newly found or discovered: newfound friends.

Origin of newfound

First recorded in 1490–1500; new + found1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of new-found

Historical Examples of new-found

  • What if he had said nothing was to be compared to his new-found love for Rose.


    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • Seth's new-found courage and manhood had vanished at the thought.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • When the work of the household was in hand she shook off the glamour of the new-found emotion.

  • Her eyes, still wet with recent tears, danced with a new-found joy.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • With new-found interest she examined the fracture, and stared at it in wonder.

British Dictionary definitions for new-found



newly or recently discoverednew-found confidence
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Word Origin and History for new-found



also new-found, late 15c., from new + found (adj.) "discovered."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper