Etymology
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wintry (adj.)

Old English wintrig (see winter (n.) + -y (2)); also winterlic; "but the modern word appears to be a new formation" [Barnhart]. Similar formation in German wintericht.

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Definitions of wintry

wintry (adj.)
characteristic of or occurring in winter;
suffered severe wintry weather
brown wintry grasses
Synonyms: wintery
wintry (adj.)
devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain;
wintry smile
Synonyms: frigid / frosty / frozen / glacial / icy
From wordnet.princeton.edu