win·​ter·​time ˈwin-tər-ˌtīm How to pronounce wintertime (audio)
: the season of winter

Example Sentences

We enjoy skiing in the wintertime.
Recent Examples on the Web They can be used 365 days a year, but they’re optimized for mountaineering trips and wintertime excursions. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 3 Mar. 2023 With the crabs being a popular wintertime dish along the Oregon coast, the delay in crab season was felt across the Pacific Northwest state, Eater Portland reported on Wednesday. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 16 Feb. 2023 Resorts like these look for such races to offer up bucolic wintertime images to draw amateur skiers, but grassy, brown sides to the course can mar the landscape – and dampen the appeal. Jamey Keaten And John Leicester, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Jan. 2023 Rollout of the new booster aims to avoid a wintertime spike in cases and hospitalizations. Dallas News, 6 Sep. 2022 From wintertime trekkers to warm-weather trail runners, all outdoors people deserve the best hiking socks for their feet and preferred activities. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 14 Feb. 2023 It’s become more like a yearly, wintertime visit by a dear relative from up North. Greg Carannante, Sun Sentinel, 19 Jan. 2023 But the wintertime road trip provides a special set of challenges for both driver and vehicle. Jon Langston, Car and Driver, 3 Jan. 2023 In 2014, the Navajo Nation sent its vice president to Paris to bid on items believed to be used in wintertime healing ceremonies after diplomacy and a plea to return the items failed. Arkansas Online, 27 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wintertime was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Wintertime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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win·​ter·​time ˈwint-ər-ˌtīm How to pronounce wintertime (audio)
: the winter season

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