• Unbirthday

    Pronunciation

    • US IPA: /ʌn.bɝːθ.deɪ/
    • UK IPA: /ʌn.bɜːθ.deɪ/

    Origin

    - + birthday, coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking-Glass (1871).

    Full definition of unbirthday

    Noun

    unbirthday

    (plural unbirthdays)
    1. A day that is not one's birthday but is celebrated as though it were.
      • 1871, Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass'They gave it me,' Humpty Dumpty continued thoughtfully, as he crossed one knee over the other and clasped his hands round it, 'they gave it me — for an un-birthday present.'
      • 1995, Terry Orlick, Nice on My Feelings: Nurturing the Best in Children and ParentsHunting for treasures on any special day (like Easter, Christmas, birthdays or unbirthdays) can be fun for children and parents alike.
      • 1998, Alison Molinare Boteler, Matthew Klein, The Disney Party Handbook: 14 Fun Filled PartiesAnother way to look at unbirthdays is as an opportunity to celebrate every day of life. You can throw a party for no particular reason, except for FUN!
      • 2006, Sheila Ellison, 365 Games Smart Toddlers Play: Creative Time to Imagine, Grow and LearnMake an unbirthday cake and wear party hats when you blow out the candles together.
      • 2007, Lisa Samson, Quaker SummerI got some great photos with the unbirthday camera you left for me in the suitcase. Thanks.
      • 2008, Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd, Pegeen"This is just an unbirthday party. Wait till you see your birthday party. When is your birthday, Peg?"
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