new blood


Definition of new blood

: persons who are accepted into a group or organization and are expected to provide fresh ideas and vitality : fresh blood … the social exclusivity common in this class in the early part of the century, which served to limit new blood and ideas …— Anne H. Soukhanov

Examples of new blood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Mayor Baldi is confident that the windfall from the EU offers a chance to pump new blood into the village, hopefully by attracting new families to live in Calascio. Nick Squires, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Apr. 2022 With a change in marketing or a product pivot, a business can open new markets, find new customers or bring in new blood to the team. Sergei Anikin, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 Not only this, but the larger pores in the equilibrium chamber membrane promoted the growth of new blood cells. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 An aging James will be eager to infuse new blood, but Westbrook’s mega-contract may be an immovable rock, and draft picks have been handed off long ago. Jason Gay, WSJ, 31 Mar. 2022 Some saw the conflict as a rare power struggle between two prominent figures in the cultural world, a showdown between old guard and new blood. New York Times, 14 Mar. 2022 Her co-workers, a mix of TFA-esque new blood and education veterans, are right beside her in the constant push for improving the school — some more reluctantly than others. Ineye Komonibo,, 12 Jan. 2022 The new blood-testing technology that was enabled by the deal between the two companies was the first of its kind and had not been brought to market because it was still being researched. Rachel Chiu, National Review, 2 Mar. 2022 Playoff gets new blood as postseason offers record 43 games Jones played in 11 games and threw for 2,427 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Art Stapleton, USA TODAY, 20 Dec. 2021 See More

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.

First Known Use of new blood

1824, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About new blood

Time Traveler for new blood

Time Traveler

The first known use of new blood was in 1824

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near new blood

new birth

new blood

new blue

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for new blood

Last Updated

2 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“New blood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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