Definition of bank holiday noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bank holiday

BrE BrE//ˌbæŋk ˈhɒlədeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbæŋk ˈhɑːlədeɪ//
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a public holiday, for example Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, etc. Bank Holiday Monday a bank holiday weekend (= a weekend followed by a Monday which is a holiday) compare legal holiday, public holiday see also holiday