Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See brand-new.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective See brand-new.

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  • adjective archaic brand new

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  • adjective conspicuously new

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Great shot of the than bran-new “Hercules” pinball.

    Ohio Music and Amusement Exposition of 1979 - The Retroist

  • The Times letter alluded to the Scarecrow's bran-new sharp brains in his head, and the Cowardly Lion's drink of courage -- details from L. Frank Baum's book.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • The Times letter alluded to the Scarecrow's bran-new sharp brains in his head, and the Cowardly Lion's drink of courage -- details from L. Frank Baum's book.

    The MGM Wizard of Oz

  • Camilla detained him; 'Look, I adjure you,' cried he, addressing her, 'if there's not that delightful creature again, with his bran-new clothes? and they sit upon him so tight, he can't turn round his vastly droll figure, except like a puppet with one jerk for the whole body.

    Camilla

  • I start this section with a post from a bran-new bioinformatics blog called Bioinformatics Zen.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Wherever it was, he went upon it, with a bran-new ladder, a white hat, a brown holland jacket and trousers, a blue neck-kerchief, and a sprig of full-blown double wall-flower in his button-hole.

    The Lamplighter's Story

  • Wherever it was, he went upon it, with a bran-new ladder, a white hat, a brown holland jacket and trousers, a blue neck-kerchief, and a sprig of full-blown double wall-flower in his button-hole.

    The Lamplighter's Story

  • I start this section with a post from a bran-new bioinformatics blog called Bioinformatics Zen.

    Public Rambling

  • His bran-new leather breeches were exceedingly tight, and greatly incommoded the rapidity of his retreating movement, but he ran away, sir, and afterwards begot your obedient servant.

    The Newcomes

  • He held out two bran-new lavender-coloured kid gloves to shake hands with his dear

    The Newcomes

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  • Unlikely to be an eggcorn: people didn't reinterpret the unfamiliar 'brand' as familiar 'bran', I'd suggest, since 'bran new' makes no sense. Rather this is phonetic: the /d/ disappeared just as the medial /t/ in 'last night' or 'postman' does.

    March 3, 2009