change from winter clothes to summer clothes until June, as there is often a sudden cold snap in May.' name='description'> ne'er cast a clout til May be out - definition and meaning
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ne'er cast a clout til May be out

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  • phrase regional Advice not to change from winter clothes to summer clothes until June, as there is often a sudden cold snap in May.

Etymologies

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May here refers to the common name of the hawthorn bush, whose blossom indicates the arrival of summer, or warmer weather.

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