Question says it all. I am looking for a word or phrase that describes someone you have just met. Context: I want to use this word to show that even (someone I just met) can tell that I am ___.

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    A recent acquaintance? – WS2 Oct 15 '17 at 18:48
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    Someone I just met is idiomatic. Or stranger or recent acquaintance. – AmE speaker Oct 15 '17 at 19:59
  • "newly acquainted". you can use it like "Even newly acquainted can tell that I am very sophisticated". – Archana Parmar Oct 16 '17 at 9:46
  • Thank you for the help guys :) The phrase that I really liked was "recent acquaintance". – David Yi Oct 18 '17 at 22:47


Because Alex and I just met, we were merely acquaintances.

a person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend.

As WS2 suggested, you can use the term "recent acquaintance" to describe someone you met just recently.


  • As WS2 suggests, "recent acquaintance" is more suited to the OP's case. – Hot Licks Oct 15 '17 at 20:17

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