ropeyarn sunday

noun, often capitalized R & usually capitalized S

Definition of ropeyarn sunday

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

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First Known Use of ropeyarn sunday

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ropeyarn sunday

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

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“Ropeyarn sunday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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