fastern's e'en

noun

fast·​ern's e'en
ˌfasərnˈzēn
variants or fastern's
ˈfasərnz
chiefly Scottish
: shrove tuesday

Word History

Etymology

Middle English (Scots) fasternis evin, from fasternis (genitive of fastern fast, from Old English—Northumbrian dialect—fæstern, from Old English fæstan to fast) + evin

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“Fastern's e'en.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fastern%27s%20e%27en. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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