fair-weather

[fair-weth-er]

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.

Nearby words

  1. fair-spoken,
  2. fair-trade,
  3. fair-trade agreement,
  4. fair-trade law,
  5. fair-trade laws,
  6. fair-weather friend,
  7. fairbanks,
  8. fairbanks, charles warren,
  9. fairbanks, douglas,
  10. fairborn

Origin of fair-weather

First recorded in 1730–40

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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)
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