Indian summer


Definition of Indian summer

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

She is in the Indian summer of her career.

First Known Use of Indian summer

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Indian summer was in 1790

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“Indian summer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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

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