A newlywed is a person who's recently gotten married. If you just got married this morning, you and your new spouse are newlyweds. Congrats!

Some people will consider you a newlywed for several years after the actual wedding. The word comes from a popular early twentieth century comic strip about characters named Mr. and Mrs Newlywed called "The Newlyweds and their Baby," which was published in a New York newspaper.

Definitions of newlywed
  1. noun
    someone recently married
    synonyms: honeymooner
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    a woman who has recently been married
    bridegroom, groom
    a man who has recently been married
    war bride
    bride of a serviceman during wartime
    type of:
    better half, married person, mate, partner, spouse
    a person's partner in marriage
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