Fat Tuesday


Examples of Fat Tuesday in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some visitors plan a trip around Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday), which typically falls in February. Maya Kachroo-Levine, Travel + Leisure, 19 Mar. 2024 In the United States, the first-ever Fat Tuesday is believed to have occurred in 1699. Eshaan Sarup, The Arizona Republic, 13 Feb. 2024 Most Mardi Gras festivities around the nation have already taken place — after all, Fat Tuesday was Feb. 13 — but Kansas City will celebrate Feb. 17. Dan Kelly, Kansas City Star, 15 Feb. 2024 The lively brass sounds of New Orleans filled the air as revelers celebrated Mardi Gras on a chilly Fat Tuesday evening in downtown Oakland. Jane Tyska, The Mercury News, 14 Feb. 2024 That would have put the celebration on Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, a day traditionally marked by a big pancake supper and other immoderate and extravagant indulgences on the night before fasting and sobriety take over for Lent. Ruth Graham, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2024 Widely known as Fat Tuesday in metro Detroit, all around Michigan and other parts of the U.S., the day is also known as Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 13 Feb. 2024 Mardi Gras is French for ‘Fat Tuesday’ and closes out the Carnival season the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent in Catholicism. Cierra Chenier, Essence, 12 Feb. 2024 The Fat Tuesday festivities will include music by Eamonn Flynn, doing a tribute to Allen Toussaint, from 4 to 6 p.m. and Guilded Splinters playing from 6 to 9 p.m. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, 6 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Fat Tuesday was in 1866

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“Fat Tuesday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fat%20Tuesday. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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