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Yom Kippur

NAmE//ˌyoʊm kɪˈpʊr//
, NAmE//ˌyɑmkɪˈpʊr//
, NAmE//ˌyɑmˈkɪpər//
, NAmE//ˌyoʊm ˈkɪpər//
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a Jewish religious holiday in September or October when people eat nothing all day and say prayers of penitence, also known as the Day of Atonement
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Yom Kippur