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yuletide

[yool-tahyd]
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noun
  1. the Christmas season.
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Christmas season.

Origin of yuletide

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at yule, tide1
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  • But her better nature whispered to her not to ruin the peace of Yuletide.

    Marjorie Dean

    Pauline Lester

  • If he got Yuletide leave, he might be in time for a christening.

    The Soul of Susan Yellam

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • I'm so full of Yuletide spirit I may bust a seam from sheer joy.

    The Egyptian Cat Mystery

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • We will go this very week, so soon as the Yuletide stir be past.

    The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn

    Evelyn Everett-Green

  • What I set out to do, first and foremost, was to thank you for the lovely book which you sent with your Yuletide greeting.

    Mary Ware's Promised Land

    Annie Fellows Johnston


Word Origin and History for yuletide

n.

late 15c., from yule + tide.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper