Whitsuntide

noun
Whit·​sun·​tide | \ ˈhwit-sən-ˌtīd How to pronounce Whitsuntide (audio) , ˈwit-\

Definition of Whitsuntide

: the week beginning with Whitsunday and especially the first three days of this week

First Known Use of Whitsuntide

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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