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noun [countable/uncountable] winter pronunciation in British English /ˈwɪntə(r)/
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  1. the season after autumn and before spring, when it is usually cold
    We spend the winter in the south.
    a cold winter’s night
    a cold/severe/hard winter: We’ve had a particularly severe winter this year.
    in winter: We usually go skiing in winter.
    in the winter: This town is deserted in the winter.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] happening or appearing in winter
      the pale winter sunshine
      a winter tour of the West Indies
    2. b.
      [only before noun] intended for the winter
      She wore a heavy winter coat.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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