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(in France and French-speaking countries) a night-time celebration, especially a feast traditionally held after midnight on Christmas morning.
- ‘A huge New Year's reveillon took place in Rio de Janeiro, culminating in a display of fireworks in three colours, to symbolise the three races that form the Brazilian people.’
- ‘We hosted a little ‘réveillon’ party yesterday night, for which Stéphane and I cooked up a pocket-sized storm.’
- ‘We did Christmas French-style: we had a ‘reveillon’ on Christmas Eve.’
- ‘This year's ‘reveillon’ took place in warm torrential rain thundering down like a vast power-shower from skies that seemed to have fallen almost to earth.’
French, from réveiller ‘awaken’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.