gowk storm


Definition of gowk storm

Scottish & Irish
: a brief storm or period of adversity

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History and Etymology for gowk storm

so called from the typical occurrence of short storms in the spring at the time of the cuckoo's return

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“Gowk storm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gowk%20storm. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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