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  • adj. brand new

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See brand-new.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See brand-new.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. conspicuously new


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  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • 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

  • The charity-boy with the hoop is the son of the jolly-looking mute; he admires his father, who admires himself too, in those bran-new sables.

    Our Street

  • Belgravia, that pale and polite district, where all the inhabitants look prim and correct, and the mansions are painted a faint whity-brown: I lose myself in the new squares and terraces of the brilliant bran-new Bayswater-and-Tyburn – Junction line; and in one and all of these districts the same truth comes across me.

    The Book of Snobs

  • But scorning rest, upon his reappearance, he instantly began again, though there were no dancers yet, as if the other fiddler had been carried home, exhausted, on a shutter, and he were a bran-new man resolved to beat him out of sight, or perish.

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 2 The First of the Three Spirits | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News


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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