Definition of Maypole

1. Noun. A vertical pole or post decorated with streamers that can be held by dancers celebrating May Day.

Generic synonyms: Post

Definition of Maypole

1. n. A tall pole erected in an open place and wreathed with flowers, about which the rustic May-day sports were had.

Definition of Maypole

1. Noun. A pole, garlanded with streamers held by people who dance around it to celebrate May Day ¹

2. Noun. (euphemistic) penis, especially a large one ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maypole

1. a decorated pole used in a spring celebration [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maypole

mayorally
mayoralties
mayoralty
mayordom
mayoress
mayoresses
mayorial
mayories
mayors
mayorship
mayorships
mayory
mayos
mayour
mayours
maypoles
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mayst
mayster
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maytansine
maythorn
mayvin
mayvins
mayweed
mayweeds
mazaedia
mazaedium

Literary usage of Maypole

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1. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"The maypole, as we have before mentioned, stood in front of the site of St. Mary's, and in the place where had been formerly the stone cross. ..."

2. The Chief American Prose Writers: Selected Prose by Norman Foerster (1916)
"Authority on these points may be found in Strutt's Book of English Sports and Pastimes. the days at Merry Mount, when the maypole was the banner staff of ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1883)
"maypole might wear a yachting costume to suggest that his heart is in the ... Stop, Sir maypole! I am impersonating the Mayor, and ш that character must ..."

4. Dickensian Inns & Taverns by Bertram Waldrom Matz (1922)
"CHAPTER V BARNABY RUDGE THE maypole, CHIGWELL OF all the inns with which Dickens's books abound there is none that plays so important a part in any of his ..."

5. Kindergarten Guide by Lois Bates (1897)
"To draw the circle, tie a piece of string round the maypole loosely; ... maypole Dance.—The boys, twelve in number, stand with their girl partners on the ..."

6. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1892)
"... wellian and deep or conscious at least of the King's death), a scorn- full proud woman. May 12, Holy Thursday, a maypole set up at the upper end of ..."

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