Roman holiday


: a time of debauchery or of sadistic enjoyment
: a destructive or tumultuous disturbance : riot

Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Roman holiday was in 1818

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Cite this Entry

“Roman holiday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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