Definition of “Boxing Day” - English Dictionary


“Boxing Day” in English

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Boxing Daynoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈbɒk.sɪŋ ˌdeɪ/ us /ˈbɑːk.sɪŋ ˌdeɪ/

Examples from literature

  • I hate travelling on Boxing Day, but one must occasionally do things that one dislikes. 
  • I'll ask him if he had hot-cross buns—or do people eat those on Boxing Day? 
  • On Boxing Day a Christmas dinner was provided, consisting of turkeys, puddings, port wine, beer, etc., the orderly work being done by the N.C.O.'s, and the carving by the officers. 
  • The actual Christmas festivities had to be held on Christmas Eve, as we were due to go into trenches on the morning of Boxing Day. 

(Definition of “Boxing Day” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)