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williwaw

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noun wil·li·waw \ˈwi-li-ˌwȯ\

Definition of williwaw

  1. 1 a :  a sudden violent gust of cold land air common along mountainous coasts of high latitudes b :  a sudden violent wind

  2. 2 :  a violent commotion



Examples of williwaw

  1. <the surprise verdict of the jury created a wild williwaw as reporters rushed to file their stories>

  2. <a williwaw rose up seemingly out of nowhere and wreaked havoc with our campsite>



Origin of williwaw

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1842


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