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brand-new

[bran-noo, -nyoo, brand-] /ˈbrænˈnu, -ˈnyu, ˈbrænd-/
adjective
1.
entirely new.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70
Related forms
brand-newness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for brand new

brand-new

adjective
1.
absolutely new
Word Origin
C16: from brand (n) + new, likened to newly forged iron
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Word Origin and History for brand new
adj.

also brand-new, 1570s, from brand (n.) + new. Originally it must have meant "fresh from the fire" (Shakespeare has fire-new).

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