ropeyarn sunday

noun, often capitalized R & usually capitalized S

Definition of ropeyarn sunday


  1. :  an afternoon during the week in which no work is required

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Origin and Etymology of ropeyarn sunday

probably so called from a former practice on sailing ships of setting aside one afternoon a week for the mending of clothes

First Known Use: 1823

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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