ropeyarn sunday


often capitalized R & usually capitalized S
: an afternoon during the week in which no work is required

Word History


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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ropeyarn sunday was in 1823

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“Ropeyarn sunday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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