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(in Britain) the first weekday after Christmas, when Christmas gifts or boxes are given to employees, letter carriers, etc.
Historical Examples

Mystic London: Charles Maurice Davies
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 5, 1916 Various
The Following of the Star Florence L. Barclay
Mystic London: Charles Maurice Davies
Mystic London: Charles Maurice Davies
British Goblins Wirt Sikes
The Book of Christmas Thomas K. Hervey
Christmas Penny Readings George Manville Fenn
Mystic London: Charles Maurice Davies
Christmas Comes but Once A Year Luke Limner

(Brit) the first day (traditionally and strictly, the first weekday) after Christmas, observed as a holiday


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