: conspicuously new and unused
also : recently introduced
a brand-new executive officer

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The track also arrives alongside a brand-new look for the 30-year-old musician, who's swapped her signature blonde locks for a sleek brunette 'do and adopted a more vibrant style. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 17 Mar. 2023 The Roots will be followed by a separate DJ set by Questlove, all in the cavernous, brand-new Salt Shed in West Town. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 17 Mar. 2023 Based on where season 2 ends, the biggest implication for a potential third season is that Shadow and Bone can present brand-new stories from the Grishaverse that aren't from the source material at all. Nick Romano,, 16 Mar. 2023 Now that 1988 Volvo 740 Turbo wagon that the legendary actor bought brand-new is currently up for auction on a Bring a Trailer. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 15 Mar. 2023 The property, owned by MGM Resorts International, announced today that its Water Club Tower will get a $55-million makeover and a brand-new name: the MGM Tower. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 14 Mar. 2023 This is the second installment of Allure's new franchise, One to Watch, which highlights one brand-new, innovative product our editors are loving each month. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 14 Mar. 2023 Used cars and leases are typically less expensive than buying a brand-new car. Elizabeth Rivelli, Car and Driver, 13 Mar. 2023 Lola Sherman’s Seaside Musings column In 1963, fourth-grader Dan Villaseñor joined the brand-new Vista Boys Club. Lola Sherman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


brand entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brand-new was circa 1570

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“Brand-new.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


: completely new and unused

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