- a day, usually the third Sunday in June, set aside in honor of fathers.
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- a day observed as a day in honour of fathers; in Britain the third Sunday in June
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Word Origin and History for father's day
1910, begun in Spokane, Washington, U.S., but not widespread until 1943; an imitation of Mother's Day.
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