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nounUnited States Regional
(Especially in Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma) a rapidly moving (autumnal) cold front that causes a sudden temperature drop and is often followed by a period of blue skies; the cold wind associated with this.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Ladies' Repository. The precise reason for the name is uncertain.
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