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span-new

[ span-noo, -nyoo ]
/ ˈspænˈnu, -ˈnyu /
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adjective

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Origin of span-new

1250–1300; Middle English spannewe<Old Norse spānnȳr brand-new, fresh, equivalent to spānn chip shavings, shingle + nȳr new
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British Dictionary definitions for span-new

span-new

adjective

archaic, or dialect absolutely new

Word Origin for span-new

C14: from Old Norse spānnӯr, from spānn chip + nӯr new
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