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New Year's

  1. New Year's Day.
  2. New Year's Eve.
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new year

  1. the year approaching or newly begun.
  2. New Year's Day.
  3. (initial capital letters) the first day or few days of a year in any of various calendars.
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Origin of new year

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200
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British Dictionary definitions for new year's

New Year

  1. the first day or days of the year in various calendars, usually celebrated as a holiday
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