fair-weather

adjective
fair-weath·er | \ ˈfer-ˌwe-t͟hər \

Definition of fair-weather 

1 : loyal only during a time of success a fair-weather friend

2 : suitable for or done during fair weather a fair-weather sail

First Known Use of fair-weather

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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fair-weather

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fair-weather

: loyal or helpful only during times of success and happiness

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