sou'wester

noun

sou'·​west·​er sau̇-ˈwe-stər How to pronounce sou'wester (audio)
1
: a long oilskin coat worn especially at sea during stormy weather
2
: a waterproof hat with wide slanting brim longer in back than in front

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sou'wester was in 1837

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“Sou'wester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sou%27wester. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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sou'wester

noun
sou'·​west·​er sau̇-ˈwes-tər How to pronounce sou'wester (audio)
1
: a long waterproof coat worn especially at sea during stormy weather
2
: a waterproof hat with a wide slanting brim longer in back than in front

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