Definition of Fat Tuesday

1. Noun. A carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday (the last day before Lent) but especially in New Orleans.

Exact synonyms: Mardi Gras
Generic synonyms: Carnival
Group relationships: New Orleans

Definition of Fat Tuesday

1. Proper noun. (Christianity) The Tuesday before the onset of Lent. ¹

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Literary usage of Fat Tuesday

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Our Young Folks by John Townsend Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom, Gail Hamilton (1871)
"Mardi Gras " (Fat Tuesday) is the French term for Shrove-Tuesday, or Shrove-Tide, the day before the first day of Lent. The day seems originally to have ..."

2. Building Fluency by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Compilation, Gerald Tindal, Melanie Coon, Joy Evans, Marilyn Evans (2006)
"Name Fat Tuesday Fat Tuesday has dawned in ... Fat Tuesday brings joy to the town of Basile. How I wish I could be there, don't you? ..."

3. Miami & the Florida Keys Alive! by Lisa Simundson (2001)
"Fat Tuesday 918 Ocean Drive •a 305-534-1328 Outrageous frozen drinks include the Banana Banshee, Hurricane and Mudslide. ..."

4. Read & Understand Celebrating Diversity Grades 3-4 by Martha Cheney (2000)
"Fat Tuesday Fat Tuesday has dawned in the town of Basile And what an excitement it brings! The riders are coming. They're dressed up as clowns Or fabulous ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"'fat Tuesday': so called from the French practice of parading a fat ox (bœuf gras) during the celebration of the ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"(fat Tuesday). SIAM; a country in the peninsula of Farther India, or Chin-India, which is but imperfectly known to us. The Siamese empire is composed of ..."

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