Definition of east wind in US English:

east wind

noun

  • 1A wind blowing from the east.

  • 2Mah-jong. Usually with capital initials. Any one of the four tiles representing this wind. Also: the player who throws the highest score at the outset of a game and draws the first four tiles, or who succeeds to this designation at a later stage.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Byrhtferð of Ramsey (fl. c986–c1016), Benedictine monk and scholar. From the uninflected (originally adverb) stem of east + wind. Compare Middle Low German ōstwint, ōstewint.

Pronunciation

east wind

/ˈiːs(t) ˈwɪnd/