From Middle English newte, newete, a form resulting from an incorrect division of Middle English an ewte as a newte (for similar misdivisions compare adder, nickname, apron, umpire, etc.). Middle English evete, eute, euete, ewte (“newt”), derives from Old English efete (“lizard; newt”). Doublet of eft.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnjuːt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈn(j)ut/
- (General Australian, General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈnjʉːt/
- Rhymes: -uːt
newt (plural newts)