haboob

noun
ha·​boob | \ hə-ˈbüb How to pronounce haboob (audio) \

Definition of haboob

: a violent dust storm or sandstorm especially of Sudan

Examples of haboob in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Severe thunderstorms continued to impact Arizona on Thursday after a haboob passed over the state's capital. Julia Musto, Fox News, 15 July 2022 Today exceeded all expectations when this crazy haboob blasted out of some marginal severe thunderstorms. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 19 May 2022 Several videos showing the haboob rolling over beaches were shot on the northern shores of the Paraná River, which is about 10 miles wide, to the east of Ayolas. Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2022 Spotters reported a haboob, a kind of dust storm generated by sinking air from a thunderstorm, near the California-Nevada border, according to the weather service’s Las Vegas office. Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2022 Another weather term applicable to California is a haboob. Jim Foerster, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 This massive haboob was caught on tape in August in Southern California. Jim Foerster, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 The groundbreaking ceremony was held on a morning when a haboob moved through the southeast Valley, obscuring some structures on the Chandler campus. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 25 Sep. 2021 The Facebook image does not depict a Saharan dust cloud over Puerto Rico, rather a 2018 haboob, a different type of dust storm, over Phoenix. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 1 July 2020 See More

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First Known Use of haboob

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haboob

Arabic habūb violent storm

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“Haboob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haboob. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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