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Holiday

[hol-i-dey] /ˈhɒl ɪˌdeɪ/
noun
1.
Billie ("Lady Day") 1915–59, U.S. jazz singer.
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British Dictionary definitions for billie holiday

holiday

/ˈhɒlɪˌdeɪ; -dɪ/
noun
1.
(often pl) (mainly Brit)
  1. a period in which a break is taken from work or studies for rest, travel, or recreation US and Canadian word vacation
  2. (as modifier): a holiday mood
2.
a day on which work is suspended by law or custom, such as a religious festival, bank holiday, etc related adjective ferial
verb
3.
(intransitive) (mainly Brit) to spend a holiday
Word Origin
Old English hāligdæg, literally: holy day

Holiday

/ˈhɒlɪˌdeɪ/
noun
1.
Billie. real name Eleanora Fagan; known as Lady Day. 1915–59, US jazz singer
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Word Origin and History for billie holiday

holiday

n.

1500s, earlier haliday (c.1200), from Old English haligdæg "holy day; Sabbath," from halig "holy" (see holy) + dæg "day" (see day); in 14c. meaning both "religious festival" and "day of recreation," but pronunciation and sense diverged 16c. As a verb meaning "to pass the holidays" by 1869.

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Slang definitions & phrases for billie holiday

holiday

noun

  1. A small area missed while painting
  2. A forgotten or neglected task (1935+ Navy)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with billie holiday

holiday

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