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Indian summer

noun

Simple Definition of Indian summer

  • : a period of warm weather in late autumn or early winter

  • : a happy or pleasant period near the end of someone's life, career, etc.

Full Definition of Indian summer

  1. 1 :  a period of warm or mild weather in late autumn or early winter

  2. 2 :  a happy or flourishing period occurring toward the end of something <the crowning performance of the Indian summer of her career — Octavio Roca>

Examples of indian summer

  1. She is in the Indian summer of her career.



1778

First Known Use of indian summer

1778


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Indian summer

noun

Definition of Indian summer

  1. :  a period of mild weather in late autumn or early winter




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