This page has 3 definitions of Whitsun in English. Whitsun is a noun and adjective. Also define these 2 related words and terms: Whitsunday, and holiday.
Whitsun (plural Whitsuns)
- 1909, Sidney Heath, Romance of Symbolism: Fonts and the symbols of baptism - The times [for baptism] of which Whitsun Eve is one, are specified by ... the constitutions for Orthobon for England, Gerona, 517, c. iv.
- The holiday beginning on Whitsunday
- 1978, Peter Bailey, Leisure and class in Victorian England: Rational recreation and the contset for control, quoting "a British observation from early 20th century", read in Orvar Löfgren, On Holiday: A History of Vacationing (2002) - The excursion train used to vomit forth, at Easter and in Whitsun week, throngs of millhands of the period, cads and their flames, tawdry, blowsy, noisy, drunken.
Whitsun (not comparable)
- Of, or relating to Whitsunday or Whitsuntide