rainy day

noun

Definition of rainy day

: a period of want or need saving for a rainy day

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Other Words from rainy day

rainy-day \ ˈrā-​nē-​ˌdā How to pronounce rainy-day (audio) \ adjective

Examples of rainy day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Athletic departments do not typically build substantial rainy day funds. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Will Ohio State be forced to cut sports if football cannot play in 2020 due to COVID-19?," 10 July 2020 As of May 20, state economists predicted Oregon would have nearly $1.8 billion saved up between the education and general rainy day funds. oregonlive, "Oregon lawmakers urge action on budget, as Gov. Kate Brown waits on Congress," 1 July 2020 The best part of any rainy day is the rainbow at the end. Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, "25 of the cutest baby outfits for summer," 29 June 2020 Don’t let a rainy day be an excuse to rest on your laurels. Popular Science, "Home tennis training tools guaranteed to up your game," 18 June 2020 City resident Judy Ciulla walks her dog up and down the strip on rainy days, taking advantage of the roof overhang, and appreciates Babe’s willingness and ability to stay open. cleveland, "Babe’s: Carrying out mental health with coffee to go," 20 Apr. 2020 This quality coat will keep you dry on rainy days—but will look every bit as good once those grey skies clear. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "Trench coats will be huge this spring—and this popular style is on sale," 9 Apr. 2020 Anderson’s been offered hundreds of dollars for her poncho on rainy days. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Course marshals on 16th hole at Waste Management Phoenix Open welcome the noise," 31 Jan. 2020 The school faced problems such as roof leaks and flooding on rainy days. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sunnyside Elementary in Bonita gets $17.9 million makeover," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of rainy day

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rainy day was circa 1580

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19 Jul 2020

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“Rainy day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rainy%20day. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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