St Valentine's Day
Valentine Val"en*tine, n. 1. A sweetheart chosen on St. Valentine's Day. [1913 Webster]

2. A letter containing professions of love, or a missive of a sentimental, comic, or burlesque character, sent on St. Valentine's Day. [1913 Webster]

{St. Valentine's Day}, a day sacred to St. Valentine; the 14th of February. It was a very old notion, alluded to by Shakespeare, that on this day birds begin to mate. Hence, perhaps, arose the custom of sending love tokens at that time. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • (the) St Valentine's Day Massacre — the St Valentine’s Day Massacre [the St Valentines Day Massacre] the murder of seven US criminals in ↑Chicago on 14 February 1929. The men killed were members of ‘Bugs’ Moran’s ‘North Side gang’ and were shot by a group of Al Capone s men dressed …   Useful english dictionary

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