merrymaking

[ mer-ee-mey-king ]
/ ˈmɛr iˌmeɪ kɪŋ /
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noun

the act of taking part gaily or enthusiastically in some festive or merry celebration.
a merry festivity; revel.

adjective

producing mirth; happy; festive.

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Origin of merrymaking

First recorded in 1705–15; merry + making
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British Dictionary definitions for merrymaking

merrymaking
/ (ˈmɛrɪˌmeɪkɪŋ) /

noun

fun, revelry, or festivity

Derived forms of merrymaking

merrymaker, noun
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