Indian summer

noun

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

  1. 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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INDIAN SUMMER Defined for English Language Learners

Indian summer

Definition of Indian summer for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


INDIAN SUMMER Defined for Kids

Indian summer

noun

Definition of Indian summer for Students

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

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