nouveau

adjective nou·veau \ nü-ˈvō \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of nouveau

: newly arrived or developed

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Origin and Etymology of nouveau

borrowed from French, "new," going back to Middle French (back-formation from the plural nouveaulx, nouveaux), going back to Old French novel, going back to Latin novellus "young, tender (of plants or animals)," from novus "new" + -ellus, diminutive suffix — more at 1new


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