Groundhog Day

noun

Definition of Groundhog Day

  1. :  February 2 observed traditionally as a day that indicates six more weeks of winter if sunny or an early spring if cloudy

Origin and Etymology of groundhog day

from the legend that a groundhog emerging from its burrow returns to hibernate if it sees its shadow on this day


First Known Use: 1871


GROUNDHOG DAY Defined for English Language Learners

Groundhog Day

noun

Definition of Groundhog Day for English Language Learners

  • : February 2 observed in the U.S. as a day that indicates whether winter will end soon


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