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fair-weather

[ fair-weth-er ]
/ ˈfɛərˌwɛð ər /
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adjective
used in or intended for fair weather only.
weakening or failing in time of trouble: His fair-weather friends left him when he lost his money.
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Origin of fair-weather

First recorded in 1730–40

Other definitions for fair-weather (2 of 2)

Fairweather
[ fair-weth-er ]
/ ˈfɛərˌwɛð ər /

noun
Mount, a mountain in SE Alaska. 15,292 feet (4,660 meters).
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British Dictionary definitions for fair-weather (1 of 2)

fair-weather

adjective
suitable for use in fair weather only
not reliable or present in situations of hardship or difficulty (esp in the phrase fair-weather friend)

British Dictionary definitions for fair-weather (2 of 2)

Fairweather
/ (ˈfɛəˌwɛðə) /

noun
Mount Fairweather a mountain in W North America, on the border between Alaska and British Columbia. Height: 4663 m (15 300 ft)
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