newlywed

[ noo-lee-wed, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu liˌwɛd, ˈnyu- /

noun

a person who has recently married.

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Origin of newlywed

First recorded in 1915–20; newly + wed
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British Dictionary definitions for newlywed

newlywed
/ (ˈnjuːlɪˌwɛd) /

noun

(often plural) a recently married person
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