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[noo-lee-wed, nyoo-] /ˈnu liˌwɛd, ˈnyu-/
a person who has recently married.
Origin of newlywed
1915-20; newly + wed Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for newlywed


(often pl) 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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