[hwit-suh n-tahyd, wit-]
- the week beginning with Whitsunday, especially the first three days of this week.
Origin of Whitsuntide
Also called Whit Week.
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Examples from the Web for whitsuntide
Austin had come down for Whitsuntide, and a lady was staying in the house.Viviette
William J. Locke
It was Whitsuntide, a time of fear to the cultivated Londoner.Fraternity
Everybody used to wear something white at Whitsuntide in them days.Under the Greenwood Tree
And I shall stay till after Whitsuntide unless I am turned out.Orley Farm
William came home again with his sweetheart at the Whitsuntide.Sons and Lovers
David Herbert Lawrence
- the week that begins with Whit Sunday, esp the first three days
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