bid ale

noun

Definition of bid ale

obsolete
: a feast commonly held in past centuries in England for the benefit of a destitute person

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History and Etymology for bid ale

Middle English bede ale, from bede, beden, past participle of bidden to invite + ale

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“Bid ale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bid%20ale. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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