new·​ly·​wed ˈnü-lē-ˌwed How to pronounce newlywed (audio)
: a person recently married

Example Sentences

They took pictures of the happy newlyweds.
Recent Examples on the Web Tammy Slaton is opening up about her life as a newlywed with husband of nearly two months, Caleb Willingham. Emily Strohm, Peoplemag, 5 Jan. 2023 Shaunie O'Neal's husband Keion Henderson is one happy newlywed. Emily Strohm, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2022 Take the 1988 murder of Malinda Godfrey Gibbon, a pregnant newlywed who was brutally raped and stabbed to death with a kitchen knife in her Costa Mesa, California, home. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, 21 Sep. 2022 The victim, John Daniel Mundell, a 59-year-old newlywed and father of six, was biking south on Arkansas 107 about 20 minutes before sundown in July 2019 when he was hit from behind north of Millers Point Court by Ferrell, who fled the scene. Jack Mitchell, Arkansas Online, 13 Dec. 2022 As for her fashion picks this summer, the newlywed is stocking up on flowy, floral dresses, lightweight layering pieces, and sleek mule sandals. Jennifer Chan,, 7 July 2022 The two clearly stayed connected because after Charrière’s December nuptials, Mango approached the newlywed about collaborating on a capsule party collection, inspired by her cool-girl style and, of course, her iconic wedding looks. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 2 Nov. 2022 The newlywed has been celebrating love all summer long. Chelsea Avila, Allure, 2 Sep. 2022 My brother is a newlywed of three years, no kids, and works on big projects for his line of work. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 5 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of newlywed was in 1593

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“Newlywed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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new·​ly·​wed ˈn(y)ü-lē-ˌwed How to pronounce newlywed (audio)
: a person recently married

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