Saint Agnes' Eve

Saint Ag·​nes' Eve | \ -ˈag-nə-səz- , -ˈag-nəs-\
variants: or St. Agnes' Eve

Definition of Saint Agnes' Eve

: the night of January 20 when a woman is traditionally held to have a revelation of her future husband

First Known Use of Saint Agnes' Eve

1820, in the meaning defined above

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