weath·​er·​per·​son ˈwe-t͟hər-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce weatherperson (audio)
: a person who reports and forecasts the weather : meteorologist

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Your local weatherperson likely holds a degree in the subject and uses that advanced knowledge to boil down the most complex atmospheric dynamics into a two-minute segment even your sweet grandparents can understand. Dennis Mersereau, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 The fireworks will depend on this week’s weather so listen to your local weatherperson. Dan Mcgowan,, 1 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weatherperson was in 1974

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Cite this Entry

“Weatherperson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Apr. 2023.

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weath·​er·​per·​son -ˌpərs-ᵊn How to pronounce weatherperson (audio)

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