watch night

noun

Definition of watch night

: a devotional service lasting until after midnight especially on New Year's Eve

First Known Use of watch night

1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Watch night.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watch%20night. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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