Black Friday


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Etymology 1Edit

By ancient superstition Friday is an ill-omened day.


Black Friday ‎(plural Black Fridays)

  1. A Friday falling on the 13th day of the month (and therefore doubly ill-omened).
  2. Any Friday actually darkened by catastrophe.
  3. The anniversary of a number of catastrophic or unfortunate historical events originally occurring on a Friday.
  4. (possibly obsolete) Good Friday.
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Etymology 2Edit

Because retailers typically post profits ('in the black') rather than losses ('in the red').

Proper nounEdit

Black Friday

  1. (US, Canada, business, retailing) The day after U.S. Thanksgiving Day, generally regarded as the first day of the Christmas season, and the busiest shopping day of the year. Observed in the U.S. and, more recently, Canada. (This usage may also very possibly originate in Etymology 1)
  2. by extension, the sales period involving heavy price reductions immediately following U.S. Thanksgiving Day, from Friday (the original Black Friday) through Monday (Cyber Monday).
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From English Black Friday ‎(day after U.S. Thanksgiving Day)


Black Friday m ‎(uncountable)

  1. Black Friday Synonym of vendredi fou.
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