Walpurgisnacht

noun
Wal·​pur·​gis·​nacht | \ väl-ˈpu̇r-gəs-ˌnäḵt How to pronounce Walpurgisnacht (audio) \

Definition of Walpurgisnacht

: the eve of May Day on which witches are held to ride to an appointed rendezvous : walpurgis night The place was San Francisco, the year 1966, the date April 30—Walpurgisnacht, the highest holiday on the Satanic calendar.— Marc Weingarten

First Known Use of Walpurgisnacht

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Walpurgisnacht

German

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“Walpurgisnacht.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Walpurgisnacht. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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