- a person who has recently married.
Origin of newlywed
Examples from the Web for newlywed
Early this year, Brittany Maynard, a vibrant and active 29-year-old newlywed, began getting debilitating headaches.On Her Own Terms: Why Brittany Maynard Has Chosen to Die
October 12, 2014
Not well enough to succeed at Jimmy Kimmel's play on The Newlywed Game—or save each other from a sinking boat.Britney Spears, Katie Couric and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
September 15, 2012
Todd, a newlywed herself, said she expects to be watching it on television, just like everyone else.Kate Middleton's Charity-Auction Dress Auctioned in London
March 15, 2011
Mrs. Newlywed (on her first day's shopping): "I want two pieces of steak and—and about half a pint of gravy."Jokes For All Occasions
- (often plural) a recently married person
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."