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An imaginary being held to be responsible for the weather.‘more rain next week please, Hughie!’
- ‘Hughie, as you probably know, is the weather god, and this is a warning to those who go sailing: Beware of Hughie.’
- ‘May the Weather-god Hughie rain on our BBQs.’
Early 20th century: diminutive of the given name Hugh. The phrase send her down, Hughie may have developed from the British variant send it down, David, which dates from the 1920s.
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