holidays

adverb
hol·​i·​days | \ ˈhä-lə-ˌdāz How to pronounce holidays (audio) , British usually -lə-dēz \

Definition of holidays

: on holidays repeatedly : on any holiday

First Known Use of holidays

circa 1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of holidays was circa 1961

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“Holidays.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holidays. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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