One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of weather) characterized by strong winds.‘it's a wuthering day on the moors today’‘the wuthering wind blows’
breezy, blowy, fresh, blustery, gustyView synonyms
- ‘I screamed over the wuthering gale, 'You must stop this. Stop it now!"’
- ‘An hour out in the wuthering wind and rain and sunshine would soon unravel any problems I had with writing.’
- ‘We were still on the footbridge and saw that our main sail was destroyed - it fluttered in the wuthering storm.’
- ‘Both would be dressed for the wuthering weather in wool peacoats.’
- ‘The weather deepened to a light wuthering rain.’
- ‘The murmuring of the wuthering winds that blew across the moors came to my ears.’
- ‘The purple heather, the blustering gales (or wuthering winds if you're an Emily Bronte fan) and the winding paths that encourage all day dalliance - what's not to love?’
- ‘The island is only a mile in circumference, but each corner brings a new wilderness - from sheltered, bouncing turf to wuthering plains, and a new sense of serenity and calm.’
Early 16th century: from late Middle English whither, wuther ‘rush, make a rushing sound’, probably of Scandinavian origin.
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