Correct spelling, explanation: origins of this word go back to Old English and Scottish hallow, which means someone saint. The full word, Halloween is a short from allhallow-een, all hallows eve, so all Saints eve. Therefore
helloween is a misspelling – this name has got nothing to do with the word hello. The only correct form is Halloween.
Definition of Halloween:
noun, the Eve of All Saints’ Day, an evening of October 31
Sally doesn’t like Halloween because she is tired of strangers knocking at her door all evening.
Jack dressed up as Sheldon Cooper for Halloween. It was hilarious!
Incorrect spelling, explanation: this form is incorrect because the word doesn’t originate in the word hello, but in Old English hallow, meaning Saint. All hallows eve was the name of October 31 night as it is the eve of All Saints’ Day. Therefore Halloween (the modern version of All hallows eve) is the correct form.
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