Saint Agnes' Eve

noun
Saint Ag·​nes' Eve | \ -ˈag-nə-səz- How to pronounce Saint Agnes' Eve (audio) , -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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“Saint Agnes' Eve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saint%20Agnes%27%20Eve. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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