Definition of Groundhog Day noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    Groundhog Day

    BrE BrE//ˈɡraʊndhɒɡ deɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡraʊndhɑːɡ deɪ//
    , NAmE//ˈɡraʊndhɔːɡ deɪ//
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  1. 1(in N America) February 2, when it is said that the groundhog comes out of its hole at the end of winter. If the sun shines and the groundhog sees its shadow, it is said that there will be another six weeks of winter. Culture In many US communities people watch for the appearance of a groundhog on Groundhog Day. The best known of these places is Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where the groundhog is always called Phil.
  2. 2an event that is repeated without changing The Government lost the vote then and it can expect a Groundhog Day next time. From the film/movie Groundhog Day about a man who lives the same day many times.
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