deathday

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

death +‎ day; compare birthday.

NounEdit

deathday (plural deathdays)

  1. Date of (someone's previous) death; anniversary of death.
    • 1996, Patrick O'Leary, Door Number Three (ISBN: 0312862873), page 362:
      "Is it her deathday?" I asked. "Nope," he said.
    • 2009, Duchess Dale, How May I Love You Today? (ISBN: 1438999887), page 199:
      It only just dawned on me that intrinsically it felt better to honor her on her birthday rather than her deathday. It has always struck me as odd that more people remember the day Elvis or John Lennon died than the dates they were born.
    • 2011, Sholem Aleichem, Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories:
      [] just then we needed a tenth man and needed him badly, because one of us had a deathday to observe and wanted to say the mourner's prayer.
Last modified on 14 August 2013, at 23:57