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Definition of new year noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    new year

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  1. 1New Year [uncountable] January 1, or the first few days of the year Happy New Year! We're going to Germany for Christmas and New Year.
  2. 2new year [singular] the year that is about to start or has just started I'll see you in the new year. see also resolution
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