silly season


silly season

silly season ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a time of year, usually in midsummer or during a holiday period, characterized by exaggerated news stories, frivolous entertainments, outlandish publicity stunts, etc.: The new movie reminds us that the silly season is here.

Origin of silly season First recorded in 1870–75 Examples from the Web for silly season Contemporary Examples of silly season

  • The Shroud is generally lumped in with silly-season subjects, such as Atlantis, yetis, and UFOs.

    The Shroud of Turin and Thomas de Wesselow’s ‘The Sign.’

    Thomas de Wesselow

    April 3, 2012

  • Historical Examples of silly season

  • Now, is it only a ‘silly-season’ cry, this grievance about no houses, or is it true?

    The Brightener

    C. N. Williamson

  • This looks like the subject of a silly-season correspondence in The Daily Telegraph.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne

    William J. Locke

  • British Dictionary definitions for silly season silly season noun

    1. British a period, usually during the hot summer months, when journalists fill space reporting on frivolous events and activities

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