Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See winter.

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  • noun US An early onset of winter, an early (October) cold snap, often followed by flurries of snow.
  • noun Canada A mild onset of winter.

Etymologies

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squaw + winter. The Narragansett word squaw was applied by Europeans to a large number of unrelated things; see the Derived terms section of the entry squaw.

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