Meaning of “public holiday” in the English Dictionary

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"public holiday" in British English

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public holidaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpʌb.lɪk ˈhɒl.ə.deɪ/ us /ˌpʌb.lɪk ˈhɑː.lə.deɪ/

(Definition of “public holiday” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"public holiday" in Business English

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public holidaynoun [ C ]

uk us

an official holiday when banks, schools, and many businesses are closed for the day:

The London stock market was closed yesterday for a public holiday.

(Definition of “public holiday” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)