Definition of Pancake Day

1. Noun. The last day before Lent.

Exact synonyms: Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday
Generic synonyms: Christian Holy Day
Group relationships: Shrovetide



Definition of Pancake Day

1. Proper noun. (chiefly British and Irish) Shrove Tuesday. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pancake Day

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panatella
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panatrophy
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panbroil
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panbronchiolitis
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pancake ice
pancake kidney
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pancake tortoise
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pancakelike
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pancarditis

Literary usage of Pancake Day

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

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"Common. lu Warw., school-children, demanding a holiday, say: * Pancake-day, Pancake-day, If you don't give us a holiday, we'll all run away. ..."

2. A Warwickshire Word-book: Comprising Obsolescent and Dialect Words by G. F. Northall (1896)
"Common. la Warw.. school-children, demanding a holiday, say: ' Pancake-day, Pancake-day, If you don't give us a holiday, we'll all run away. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the edited by Cora Linn Morrison Daniels, Charles McClellan Stevens (1903)
"It is also called "Pancake-Day" from the custom of baking pancakes on that day. (ST.) SIMON'S and St. Jude's Day (October 8th). ..."

4. Shropshire Folk-lore: A Sheaf of Gleanings by Georgina Frederica Jackson, Charlotte Sophia Burne (1883)
"Pancake Day is a very happy day ! If you don't give us a holiday, we'll all run away !' was the saying of the national school-children at Edgmond, ..."

5. English Folk-rhymes: A Collection of Traditional Verses Relating to Places by G. F. Northall (1892)
"In Warwickshire the school children, demanding a half-holiday, cry— " Pancake day, Pancake day, If you don't give us a holiday we'll all run away. ..."

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