merrymake

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From make merry.

Verb[edit]

merrymake (third-person singular simple present merrymakes, present participle merrymaking, simple past and past participle merrymade)

  1. (archaic, literary) To make merry, have fun, celebrate.

Noun[edit]

merrymake (plural merrymakes)

  1. (archaic, literary) Merry-making, celebration, festivity.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      when he saw her toy, and gibe, and geare, / And passe the bonds of modest merimake, / Her dalliance he despisd, and follies did forsake.

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