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Noun: Fat Tuesday
  1. A carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday (the last day before Lent) but especially in New Orleans
    - Mardi Gras
     
  2. The last day before Lent
    - Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, pancake day

Derived forms: Fat Tuesdays

Type of: carnival, Christian holy day

Part of: Big Easy [informal], New Orleans, Shrovetide

Encyclopedia: Fat Tuesday