new blood


Definition of new blood 

: persons who are accepted into a group or organization and are expected to provide fresh ideas and vitality

Examples of new blood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Maybe the new blood among academy voters has the Oscars more eager to recognize new faces, or perhaps 2017 was just too unpredictable and harrowing to be satisfyingly reflected in another look at the past. Chris Barton,, "Overrated/Underrated: Oscars edition: 'The Breadwinner' deserves a win, and how Hollywood can't resist itself," 2 Mar. 2018 Holtmann and Miller are the most interesting names among the new blood. Bill Landis,, "Chris Holtmann vs. Archie Miller: Unavoidable comparisons for Ohio State basketball fans, and a new Big Ten rivalry," 30 Jan. 2018 Fans for years hoped for some new blood in the heavyweight division, which had been dominated by the same fighters. Todd Martin,, "MMA rankings: New blood rising in the heavyweight division," 25 June 2018 But there’s new blood, too, with about 56 percent of those positions going to new hires. Samantha Bomkamp,, "The Illinois town where Trump's tariffs have provided jobs, and a sigh of relief," 6 July 2018 The Sixers, Jazz and Pelicans all represent new blood, James Harden and the Rockets played some breathtaking stretches against the Timberwolves, and the Cavaliers have lagged badly against the Pacers. Ben Golliver,, "The Real Warriors Showed Up Against the Pelicans," 29 Apr. 2018 With new blood, however, there is a gushing out the back end, though, with Michael Johnson into his 30s and in the last year of his deal as well as impactful addition Chris Smith now in Cleveland. Paul Dehner Jr.,, "Cincinnati Bengals 2018 NFL Draft strategy: Edge rushers," 16 Apr. 2018 But there’s new blood, too, with about 56% of those positions going to new hires. Samantha Bomkamp,, "In this small steel town, Trump's tariffs have been met with a sigh of relief," 9 July 2018 More new blood on the way During a recent conversation with IndyStar, IndyCar CEO Mark Miles said there is a better than 50-50 chance the series adds two new full-season teams next year. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar midseason review, part III: What's still to come," 17 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'new blood.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of new blood

1782, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about new blood

Dictionary Entries near new blood



new birth

new blood

new blue


New Braunfels

Statistics for new blood

Last Updated

21 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for new blood

The first known use of new blood was in 1782

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on new blood

See words that rhyme with new blood

Comments on new blood

What made you want to look up new blood? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!