I discovered something while perusing my subscription to Futility Closet this morning. The term "benedick" refers to a newly married man. However, the Shakespearean character Benedick, from Much Ado About Nothing staunchly refuses to ever marry, claiming that he hates women. Rather ironic, isn't it? However, if you read the entirety of the play, Benedick actually is very much in love with Beatrice, but refuses to admit it. By the end of the play, Benedick is indeed a benedick.