Definition of Yule noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//juːl//
; NAmE NAmE//juːl//
[countable, uncountable] (old use or literary)
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the festival of Christmas Word OriginOld English gēol(a) ‘Christmas Day’; compare with Old Norse jól, originally applied to a heathen festival lasting twelve days, later to Christmas.
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