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[bran-noo, -nyoo, brand-] /ˈbrænˈnu, -ˈnyu, ˈbrænd-/
entirely new.
Origin of brand-new
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brand-newness, noun Unabridged
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  • I've known you a long time, Madgie, but I never can tell when you're going to break out in a brand-new spot.

    The Price Francis Lynde
  • Tickle them with humour; stuff them with the sensational; let everything be brand-new.

    Grey Town Gerald Baldwin
  • This must never happen again, for I am sure I have a brand-new crop of grey hair!

    Mavis of Green Hill Faith Baldwin
  • Only my boy's got a wife—a brand-new wifie to support, ain't he?

    Americans All Various
  • Now I at once recognised the gloss of six brand-new "store teeth."

    The Champagne Standard Mrs. John Lane
British Dictionary definitions for brand-new


absolutely new
Word Origin
C16: from brand (n) + new, likened to newly forged iron
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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