(plural dry spells)
- a drawn-out period where the weather has been dry, for an abnormally long time- shorter and not as severe as a drought
- a period or time where there is little activity, productivity, low income etc.
- a period of time of sexual abstinence, excluding masturbation, and usually not willful but due to lack of a sex partner
- Having a dry spell could be characterized as being sexually anorexic.
Originated around 1885-1890.