pancake day


pancake day
noun
the last day before Lent
Syn: ↑Mardi Gras, ↑Shrove Tuesday
Hypernyms: ↑Christian holy day
Part Holonyms: ↑Shrovetide

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noun or pancake tuesday
Usage: usually capitalized P&D&T
Etymology: so called from the custom of having pancakes on that day

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Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday noun
Shrove Tuesday
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Main Entry:pan

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Pancake Day UK US noun informal
the Tuesday before the Christian period of lent begins, when people traditionally eat pancakes http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/pancake-day.htm
Thesaurus: important days in the christian calendarhyponym

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Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday,
Shrove Tuesday, on which it was formerly customary to eat pancakes.

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noun [noncount]

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ˈPancake Day [Pancake Day Pancake Days] noun (informal)
the day before the beginning of Lent, when people traditionally eat ↑pancakes

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Pancake Day — Pancake Tuesday n [U and C] BrE ↑Shrove Tuesday, when people in Britain traditionally eat pancakes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pancake Day — Pancake ,Day noun INFORMAL the Tuesday before the Christian period of LENT begins, when people traditionally eat pancakes: SHROVE TUESDAY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pancake Day — ► NOUN ▪ Shrove Tuesday, when pancakes are traditionally eaten …   English terms dictionary

  • Pancake Day — /ˈpænkeɪk deɪ/ (say pankayk day) noun 1. Shrove Tuesday, on which pancakes were and are traditionally eaten as the last eggs to be consumed before Lent. 2. Colloquial a remote or improbable time: she won t be back till next Pancake Day …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pancake Day — N UNCOUNT Pancake Day is the popular name for Shrove Tuesday. [BRIT] Syn: Shrove Tuesday …   English dictionary

  • Pancake Day — (also Pancake Tuesday) (BrE) another name for Shrove Tuesday, when many people eat pancakes in Britain. Traditionally, this was the last day when people could enjoy rich food before Lent. * * * …   Universalium

  • Pancake Day — noun Shrove Tuesday. Syn: Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday …   Wiktionary

  • Pancake Day — noun Shrove Tuesday, when pancakes are traditionally eaten …   English new terms dictionary

  • Pancake Day — noun (C, U) BrE informal shrove tuesday, when people in Britain traditionally eat pancakes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pancake Day — UK / US noun informal the Tuesday before the Christian period of lent begins, when people traditionally eat pancakes …   English dictionary