rainy day


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 On a gray and rainy day in London, the 34-year-old Djokovic was shocked in the first set, losing it 6-4 to British teenage Jack Draper in the Centre Court match. Ben Morse, CNN, 28 June 2021 That would shore up $41,729,404 for the Forest Preserves, which only kept its structural deficit steady this year thanks to rainy day funds. Alice Yin, chicagotribune.com, 23 June 2021 On a gray and rainy day that added a fitting, cinematic touch to a celebratory occasion, Marvin Gaye got his own stretch of street in Detroit. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, 19 June 2021 Throw on some sweats and take inspo from her rainy day look. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 21 June 2021 The funding stems from rainy day reserves that accumulated throughout 2020, when city departments beyond public safety were directed to reduce discretionary spending and institute a hiring freeze. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, 13 May 2021 This could have been drawing funds from your rainy day account, selling precious metals and everything in between. Bassam Mustafa, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 One recent rainy day, the pair worked to cover a 20-block area, speaking to folks running a burrito truck, a man on a bicycle, and a homeless man outside the post office. Amina Khan Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2021 States are not allowed to use the money to cut taxes, shore up pension funds or rainy day funds, make payments on long-term debt or pay off legal settlements. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 12 May 2021

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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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8 Jul 2021

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“Rainy day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rainy%20day. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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