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From Latin perendinare (to defer until the day after tomorrow), from Latin perendie (on the day after tomorrow), from dies (day).


perendinate (third-person singular simple present perendinates, present participle perendinating, simple past and past participle perendinated)

  1. (intransitive, rare, formal) To procrastinate for a long time, especially two days.
  2. (intransitive, rare, formal) To remain at college for an unusually long time.
    • 1906, Thomas Alfred Walker, Peterhouse, page 53:
      In Peterhouse the Master and Fellows might not allow a stranger to perendinate for more than a fortnight unless they were certified of his moral character and of his ability and willingness to do the College some notable service []