Definitions starting with W

ID #2583

weather, wedder

/weda/ [Car.; OED idem, now dial, and nautical] n. bad weather; a storm: 1888 Daylight found us battling with a headwind and an angry sea. . ."De wedder on 'y just beginning, boss!" (Powles 264). 1917 "Tink we gwine ter hat' wedder" means that in all probability we may all be blown away! (Defries 50). Weather comin? (San Sal.). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-06 18:02
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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