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noun
(in Britain) the first weekday after Christmas, when Christmas gifts or boxes are given to employees, letter carriers, etc.
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Origin of Boxing Day

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for Boxing Day

Boxing Day

noun
British the first day (traditionally and strictly, the first weekday) after Christmas, observed as a holiday

Word Origin for Boxing Day

C19: from the custom of giving Christmas boxes to tradesmen and staff on this day
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