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newlywed

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

newlywed

/ (ˈnjuːlɪˌwɛd) /

noun

(often plural) a recently married person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for newlyweds

newlywed


n.

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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper