Whitsunday

noun
Whit·​sun·​day | \ ˈ(h)wit-ˈsən-dē How to pronounce Whitsunday (audio) , -sən-ˌdā How to pronounce Whitsunday (audio) \

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First Known Use of Whitsunday

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Whitsunday

Middle English Whitsonday, from Old English hwīta sunnandæg, literally, white Sunday; probably from the custom of wearing white robes by those newly baptized at this season

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The first known use of Whitsunday was before the 12th century

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“Whitsunday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Whitsunday. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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