new·​found ˈnü-ˈfau̇nd How to pronounce newfound (audio)
: newly found
a newfound friend
enjoying her newfound fame

Example Sentences

He is enjoying his newfound freedom.
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of newfound was in the 15th century

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“Newfound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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