Thanksgiving Day

noun

: a day appointed for giving thanks for divine goodness: such as
a
: the fourth Thursday in November observed as a legal holiday in the U.S.
b
: the second Monday in October observed as a legal holiday in Canada

Word History

First Known Use

1674, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Thanksgiving Day was in 1674

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“Thanksgiving Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thanksgiving%20Day. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

Thanksgiving Day

noun
: a day for giving thanks for divine goodness: as
a
: the fourth Thursday in November observed as a legal holiday in the U.S.
b
: the second Monday in October observed as a legal holiday in Canada
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