rainy day

noun

Definition of rainy day

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

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

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This simple side braid is the perfect option for a rainy day graduation ceremony. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "13 Graduation Hairstyles That Will Still Look Cute Under Your Grad Cap," 9 Apr. 2019 Another wall is a full pane of glass, which turns out to be a fine substitute for fresh air on rainy days. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "96-square-foot pavilion is the ultimate rustic studio," 6 Dec. 2018 Without an affordable home, a majority of these households face impossible choices between paying rent and putting food on their table, buying medications, or saving for a rainy day. Diana Budds, Curbed, "Elizabeth Warren doubles down on affordable housing legislation," 11 Dec. 2018 Indoor activities during the winter months and rainy days include: arts and crafts, daily exercise, learning cooking and housekeeping skills and playing games like Wii and parachute ball bouncing. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "It's all smiles at Camp Cheerful's River Rock Adult Care program.," 13 Apr. 2018 There will still be a human employee on board, and don’t expect Waymo to venture out on Phoenix’s occasional rainy day. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Self-Driving Car Returns to Earth," 30 Nov. 2018 Check out the pics for yourself, below: The rainy day is actually good news for Dubbo, which has been plagued with an intense drought over the past few years. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, "These Pics of Meghan Markle Holding an Umbrella For Prince Harry Are Just So Pure," 17 Oct. 2018 On rainy days, sunny days and days that go all night, autumn is all about boots. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "5 fall boots for rain and shine," 8 Oct. 2018 On rainy days and sunny days alike, this is a worthwhile place to come nerd out. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Boston," 9 Aug. 2018

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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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