williwaw
[ wil-ee-waw ]
next word >>
Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 19th century unknown
Synonyms
  • flurry
  • whirl
  • gale
  • windstorm
Antonyms
  • calm
  • stillness
  • peace
Definition
a sudden violent squall blowing offshore from a mountainous coast
Example
Getting caught in a williwaw during the winter in Alaska can be life-threatening.
Usage Over Time

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive the word of the day, sent straight to your inbox.

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use.