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English definition of “New Year”

New Year

noun [C usually singular] uk (also new year)   us  
the beginning of the year that is about to begin or has just begun: I'm spending New Year (= the first days of the new year) in Scotland with my parents. We'll have to wait until the new year before we can make any definite plans. Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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