- the year approaching or newly begun.
- New Year's Day.
- (initial capital letters) the first day or few days of a year in any of various calendars.
Origin of new year
Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200
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- the first day or days of the year in various calendars, usually celebrated as a holiday
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