name day

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Origin of name day

First recorded in 1715–25
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Related Words for name day

birthday

Examples from the Web for name day

Historical Examples of name day

  • A number of the name-day guests were already seated at table.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • Lavrtzky walked down the dining-room, and inquired—was it not some one's Name-day?

    A Nobleman's Nest

    Ivan Turgenieff

  • It's the King's name-day, and we all go and congratulate him.

    Sophy of Kravonia

    Anthony Hope

  • By the window she sat on the night of the King's name-day, on a low chair.

    Sophy of Kravonia

    Anthony Hope

  • First, where and how was he to obtain a name-day present for Shurochka?

    The Duel

    A. I. Kuprin


British Dictionary definitions for name day

name day

noun
  1. RC Church the feast day of a saint whose name one bears
  2. another name for ticket day
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