Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A time of need or trouble.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Used other than as an idiom: see rainy,‎ day.
  • n. A difficult period of need, when things do not go right.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a (future) time of financial need


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.