[ win-ter-tahym ]
/ ˈwɪn tərˌtaɪm /


the season of winter.


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Origin of wintertime

1350–1400; Middle English; replacing Middle English wintertide wintertide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for wintertime

/ (ˈwɪntəˌtaɪm) /


the winter seasonAlso (archaic): wintertide
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012