Whit·​sun ˈ(h)wit-sən How to pronounce Whitsun (audio)
: of, relating to, or observed on Whitsunday or at Whitsuntide

Word History


Middle English Whitson, from Whitsonday

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Whitsun was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Whitsun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Whitsun. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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