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[noo-lee-wed, nyoo-]
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  1. a person who has recently married.
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Origin of newlywed

First recorded in 1915–20; newly + wed
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Related Words for newlywed

mate, spouse, wife, newlywed, set, team, helpmate, groom, husband, benedict, twosome, span, duo, item, yoke, couplet, brace, newlyweds, twain, dyad

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  • Mrs. Newlywed (on her first day's shopping): "I want two pieces of steak and—and about half a pint of gravy."

British Dictionary definitions for newlywed


  1. (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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