noun gut·tide \ˈgu̇tˌtīd, ˈgətˌ-\

Definition of guttide



now dialectal, England

  1. :  a time of feasting; specifically :  shrove tuesday

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Origin and Etymology of guttide

alteration (influenced by 1gut) of earlier good tide Shrove Tuesday, from 1good + tide

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