Antonyms for newlywed

Grammar : Noun
Spell : noo-lee-wed, nyoo-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnu liˌwɛd, ˈnyu-

Definition of newlywed

Origin :
  • also newly-wed, 1907, from newly + wed. Probably owes its origin to a then-popular newspaper comic strip, "The Newlyweds and Their Baby," about Mr. and Mrs. Newlywed, by George McManus in the New York "World." As an adjective, newly-wed is attested from 1833. An earlier adjective was new-married (1530s). Ancient Greek had neo-zygos "newly married," literally "newly yoked."
  • As in bride : noun female marriage partner
  • As in bridegroom : noun male marriage partner
  • As in couple : noun pair of things
Example sentences :
  • Mrs. Newlywed (on her first day's shopping): "I want two pieces of steak and—and about half a pint of gravy."
  • Extract from : « Jokes For All Occasions » by Anonymous

Synonyms for newlywed

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