See also: holy day

English edit

Noun edit

holyday (plural holydays)

  1. Obsolete form of holiday.
    • 1828, Thomas Keightley, The Fairy Mythology, volume I, London: William Harrison Ainsworth, page 55:
      Having obtained the loan of a horse one holyday, he rode into a "faire forest," where, overcome by the heat, he lay down under the shade of a tree and meditated on his wretched state.
    • 1831, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Romance and Reality. [], volume I, London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, [], →OCLC, pages 261–262:
      [] they were soon on the beautiful common leading to Roehampton, where villas, which seem, like Beatrice's idea of King Pedro for a husband, made only for holydays []

Middle English edit

Noun edit


  1. Alternative form of halyday