silly season ExamplesWord Origin noun
- 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.
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?
C. N. Williamson
This looks like the subject of a silly-season correspondence in The Daily Telegraph.
William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for silly season silly season noun
- British a period, usually during the hot summer months, when journalists fill space reporting on frivolous events and activities