Simple Definition of Mardi Gras
: the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent that is often celebrated with parades and parties
Full Definition of Mardi Gras
1 a : Shrove Tuesday often observed (as in New Orleans) with parades and festivities b : a carnival period climaxing on Shrove Tuesday
2 : a festive occasion resembling a pre-Lenten Mardi Gras
Examples of mardi gras in a sentence
We're going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.
It was a Mardi Gras to remember!
Origin of mardi gras
French, literally, fat Tuesday
First Known Use: 1699
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