Definition of Whit Sunday noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Whit Sunday

BrE BrE//ˌwɪt ˈsʌndeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌwɪt ˈsʌndeɪ//
; BrE BrE//ˌwɪt ˈsʌndi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌwɪt ˈsʌndi//
[uncountable, countable] (British English)
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= Pentecost Word Originlate Old English Hwīta Sunnandǣg, literally ‘white Sunday’, probably with reference to the white robes of those newly baptized at Pentecost.

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