Valentine's Day

noun

variants or less commonly Valentine Day or Valentine's
: February 14 observed in honor of St. Valentine and as a time for sending valentines

Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Valentine's Day was in 1668

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“Valentine's Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Valentine%27s%20Day. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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Valentine's Day

noun
variants also Valentine Day
: February 14 observed in honor of St. Valentine and as a time for exchanging valentines

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