Hocktide

/ (ˈhɒkˌtaɪd) /

noun

British history a former festival celebrated on the second Monday and Tuesday after Easter

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Word Origin for Hocktide

C15: from hock-, hoke- (of unknown origin) + tide 1
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Example sentences from the Web for hocktide

  • Hocktide is a stirring time in this little town of less than three thousand inhabitants.

    The Bath Road|Charles G. (Charles George) Harper