yuletide

[ yool-tahyd ]
/ ˈyulˌtaɪd /
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noun

the Christmas season.

adjective

of or relating to the Christmas season.

Nearby words

  1. yukon time,
  2. yukoner,
  3. yulan,
  4. yule,
  5. yule log,
  6. yum,
  7. yum-yum,
  8. yuma,
  9. yuman,
  10. yummo

Origin of yuletide

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at yule, tide1

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Word Origin and History for yuletide

yuletide

n.

late 15c., from yule + tide.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper