Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BONNY SUNDAY, BENNA —, n. Another form of Beainer-Sunday, q.v. — i.e. the Sunday before Christmas.Sh. 1774 G. Low Tour thro' Ork. and Schet. (1879) 82:
Their Festivals are Christmas, Newyearsday, . . . Bonny Sunday, . . . etc.Sh.7 1935:
I have frequently heard the remark from some old person: “Folk, what tink ye, dis is Benna Sunday.”
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