Whitsuntide

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EtymologyEdit

Whitsun (Whitsunday) +‎ -tide.

NounEdit

Whitsuntide (plural Whitsuntides)

  1. The week beginning on Whitsunday.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 158:
      The third year he had a tailor staying with him before Whitsuntide, making new clothes for the holidays.
  2. The first three days of the week beginning on Whitsunday.