December

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From Middle English December, Decembre, from Old French decembre, from Latin december (tenth month), from Latin decem (ten); December was the tenth month in the Roman calendar.

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December (plural Decembers)

  1. The twelfth and last month of the Gregorian calendar, following November and preceding the January of the following year.
    Synonym: Yulemonth (rare)
  2. (rare) A female given name.
    • 2017, Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, Personal Stereo (→ISBN), page 45:
      But others were less than thrilled with this new gizmo, particularly its addictive qualities. There were reports of breakups threatened and consummated over it. “Our marriage or your Sony,” one woman told her husband, who duly sold the Walkman to a bachelor friend. A young woman named December Cole, a sales executive at a beauty magazine, recalled a trip to Atlantic City with "a basically rude" man who wouldn't stop "bopping around to his own music."
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:December.
  3. A rare surname​.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin december (of the tenth month).

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  • IPA(key): [ˈdɪzɛmˈbər], [ˈdɛzɛmˈbər]

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December

  1. December

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