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[weth -er-wahyz] /ˈwɛð ərˌwaɪz/
skillful in predicting weather.
skillful in predicting reactions, opinions, etc.:
weather-wise political experts.
Origin of weather-wise
late Middle English
First recorded in 1350-1400, weather-wise is from the late Middle English word wederwise. See weather, wise1 Unabridged
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  • Shall we not say, then, in view of the above facts, that this little creature is weather-wise?

  • A northwester was blowing, and the weather-wise said that there would be snow ere morning.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • "There must be a good deal o' snow to the nor'ard of us yet," said weather-wise Mrs. Trimble.

    Strangers and Wayfarers Sarah Orne Jewett
  • He was as weather-wise as an old shepherd; there was no fear of his being mistaken.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • If you hope ever to be as weather-wise as Grandfather, you must begin right away to see and to think.

  • No frost yet, but the weather-wise predicted one before long.

    Second String Anthony Hope
  • He was weather-wise and money-wise by turns; he could tell when there would be rain, and when he should receive presents.

    Lancashire Folk-lore John Harland
  • And though as yet no snow had fallen, the weather-wise were predicting it daily.

    Uncanny Tales Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • Those who are weather-wise say that fine weather is at hand.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • It is a curious fact that in Australia few people are weather-wise.

    The Crooked Stick Rolf Boldrewood
British Dictionary definitions for weather-wise


skilful or experienced in predicting weather conditions
skilful or experienced in predicting trends in public opinion, reactions, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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