squaw winter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

squaw + winter. The Narragansett word squaw was applied by Europeans to a large number of unrelated things; see the Derived terms section of the entry squaw.

Noun[edit]

squaw winter ‎(plural squaw winters)

  1. (US, New York) An early onset of winter, an early (October) cold snap, often followed by flurries of snow.
  2. (Canada, Northwest Territories) A mild onset of winter.