fresh / fresh/ • adj. 1. not previously known or used; new or different: the court had heard fresh evidence.2. recently created or experienced and not faded or impaired: the memory was still fresh in their minds. ∎ (of food) recently made or obtained; not canned, frozen, or otherwise preserved. ∎ (of a person) full of energy and vigor: they are feeling fresh after a good night's sleep. ∎ (of a color or a person's complexion) bright or healthy in appearance. ∎ (of a person) attractively youthful and inexperienced. ∎ (fresh from/out of) (of a person) having just had (a particular experience) or come from (a particular place): we were fresh out of art school.3. (of water) not salty. ∎ pleasantly clean, pure, and cool: a bit of fresh air does her good.4. (of the wind) cool and fairly strong.5. inf. presumptuous or impudent toward someone, esp. in a sexual way: some of the men tried to get fresh with the girls.6. (of a cow) yielding a renewed or increased supply of milk following the birth of a calf.• adv. [usu. in comb.] newly; recently: fresh-baked bread fresh-cut grass.PHRASES: be fresh out of inf. have just sold or run out of a supply of (something). (as) fresh as a daisysee daisy.fresh bloodsee blood.DERIVATIVES: fresh·ness n.ORIGIN: Old English fersc ‘not salt, fit for drinking,’ superseded in Middle English by forms from Old French freis, fresche; both ultimately of Germanic origin and related to Dutch vers and German frisch.
Fresh ★★½ 1994 (R)
Intelligent 12-year-old boy runs heroin in the morning and sells crack after school in a tough Brooklyn neighborhood. Enterprising young man draws life lessons from chess-hustler father Jackson and heroin-dealing mentor Esposito, so he looks for a way out of the dead-end business. First time director Yakin plays it straight, foregoing the usual Hollywood-style rap and automatic weapons approach to convey the message that circumstances can kill innocence just as effectively as a bullet. Startling but subdued atmosphere allows the plot and characters to become more complicated than first suspected. Excellent performance by newcomer Nelson as the kid. 114m/C VHS, DVD . FR Samuel L. Jackson, Giancarlo Esposito, Sean Nelson, N'Bushe Wright, Ron Brice, Jean LaMarre, Luis Lantigua, Yul Vazquez, Cheryl Freeman; D: Boaz Yakin; W: Boaz Yakin; C: Adam Holender. Ind. Spirit ‘95: Debut Perf. (Nelson); Sundance ‘94: Special Jury Prize, Filmmakers Trophy.
Hence freshen XVII; see -EN5.
See also don't throw out your dirty water until you get in fresh.