[ yool ]
/ yul /


Christmas, or the Christmas season.

Origin of yule

before 900; Middle English yole, Old English geōl(a) Christmastide; cognate with Old Norse jōl; akin to Gothic jiuleis

Can be confused

you'll yule
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/ (juːl) /


(sometimes capital) literary, archaic, or dialect
  1. Christmas, the Christmas season, or Christmas festivities
  2. (in combination)yuletide

Word Origin for yule

Old English geōla, originally a name of a pagan feast lasting 12 days; related to Old Norse jōl, Swedish jul, Gothic jiuleis
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