from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. New and different, often fashionably so: "The perfect [Los Angeles] combination: a gas station that is also a nouveau convenience store” ( David Mermelstein).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. New, fashionable.
From phrases such as art nouveau.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French nouveau. Recognized as English in 1828. (Wiktionary)