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- n. A recently married man, especially one who has long held out against marriage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See benedict.
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- n. a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor)
The bachelor and the spinster both sometimes wonder that the benedick and the bride are still their rivals; for they know not that
(a newlywed in Much Ado About Nothing), spelled benedict or benedick, is a ` newly married man, in particular, one who had a long bachelorhood. '