[noo-lee-wed, nyoo-]


a person who has recently married.

Nearby words

  1. newington,
  2. newish,
  3. newlands,
  4. newly,
  5. newlyn datum,
  6. newman,
  7. newman, john henry,
  8. newman, paul,
  9. newmanism,
  10. newmanite

Origin of newlywed

First recorded in 1915–20; newly + wed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for newlywed



(often plural) a recently married person
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Word Origin and History for newlywed



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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