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Whitsuntide

[ hwit-suhn-tahyd, wit- ]
/ ˈʰwɪt sənˌtaɪd, ˈwɪt- /
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noun

the week beginning with Whitsunday, especially the first three days of this week.

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Also called Whit Week.

Origin of Whitsuntide

First recorded in 1175–1225, Whitsuntide is from the Middle English word whitsone(n)tide.See Whitsun, tide1
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British Dictionary definitions for Whitsuntide

Whitsuntide
/ (ˈwɪtsənˌtaɪd) /

noun

the week that begins with Whit Sunday, esp the first three days
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