Definition of Hughie in English:

Hughie

noun

Australian, NZ
informal
  • An imaginary being held to be responsible for the weather:

    ‘more rain next week please, Hughie!’
    • ‘May the Weather-god Hughie rain on our BBQs.’
    • ‘Hughie, as you probably know, is the weather god, and this is a warning to those who go sailing: Beware of Hughie.’

Origin

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.

Pronunciation:

Hughie

/ˈhjuːi/