Whitsun

[ hwit-suh n, wit- ]
/ ˈʰwɪt sən, ˈwɪt- /
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adjective

of or relating to Whitsunday or Whitsuntide.

noun

Whitsunday or Whitsuntide.

Origin of Whitsun

1250–1300; Middle English Whitsone(n), shortening of whitsonenday (by analysis as whitsonen-day); see Whitsunday

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British Dictionary definitions for whitsun

Whitsun

/ (ˈwɪtsən) /

noun

short for Whitsuntide

adjective

of or relating to Whit Sunday or Whitsuntide
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Word Origin and History for whitsun

Whitsun

late 13c., contraction of Whitsunday.

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