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nounEnglish Regional, East Anglian
A sudden small, localized whirlwind. Also "Sir Roger's blast".
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Forby (1759–1825), philologist. Probably an alteration of Rodion's blast, with assimilation of the first element to the male forename Roger.
Roger's Blast/ˌrɒdʒəz ˈblɑːst//ˌrɒdʒəz ˈblast/
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