Saint Patrick's Day

noun

Saint Pat·​rick's Day -ˈpa-triks- How to pronounce Saint Patrick's Day (audio)
variants or St. Patrick's Day
: March 17 observed by the Roman Catholic Church in honor of St. Patrick and celebrated in Ireland in commemoration of his death

Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Saint Patrick's Day was in 1726

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“Saint Patrick's Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saint%20Patrick%27s%20Day. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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Saint Patrick's Day

noun
Saint Pat·​rick's Day -ˈpa-triks- How to pronounce Saint Patrick's Day (audio)
: March 17 celebrated in honor of St. Patrick
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