Thanksmas

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Thanksgiving and Christmas

Noun[edit]

Thanksmas (plural Thanksmases)

  1. (informal) A celebration held between Thanksgiving and Christmas, especially because a family is unable to get together at either of the other dates.
    • 2004, Bob Guter, John R. Killacky, Queer crips: disabled gay men and their stories (page 152)
      This particular Thanksmas, Bill accepted an invitation to be my house guest — enthusiastically accepted.
    • 2011, Tamara Jane Owens, Remembering Mary Jane (page 78)
      The terrified looks on everyone's face when it was time to play that game was enough incentive to come to Thanksmas.