dog days


dog days

noun plural

: the hottest time of the year

Full Definition of DOG DAYS

:  the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere
:  a period of stagnation or inactivity

Origin of DOG DAYS

from their being reckoned from the heliacal rising of the Dog Star (Sirius)
First Known Use: 1538

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr


Next Word in the Dictionary: dog disease
Previous Word in the Dictionary: dog–day cicada
All Words Near: dog days

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up dog days? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).