williwaw


wil·li·waw

noun \ˈwi-li-ˌw\

Definition of WILLIWAW

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