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weather-wise

[weth -er-wahyz] /ˈwɛð ərˌwaɪz/
adjective
1.
skillful in predicting weather.
2.
skillful in predicting reactions, opinions, etc.:
weather-wise political experts.
Origin of weather-wise
late Middle English
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, weather-wise is from the late Middle English word wederwise. See weather, wise1
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Examples from the Web for weather-wise
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  • A northwester was blowing, and the weather-wise said that there would be snow ere morning.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • The Sailor who was most weather-wise of all could not understand it.

  • Those who are weather-wise say that fine weather is at hand.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • 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
  • No frost yet, but the weather-wise predicted one before long.

    Second String Anthony Hope
  • This weather-wise advice to anglers was obtained from Oxfordshire.

    Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • And though as yet no snow had fallen, the weather-wise were predicting it daily.

    Uncanny Tales Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • It is a curious fact that in Australia few people are weather-wise.

    The Crooked Stick Rolf Boldrewood
  • The man examined the sky with a weather-wise air for some moments.

    An Unsocial Socialist George Bernard Shaw
  • When he returned he said briefly, in a weather-wise tone, that it would rain during the night.

    The Little Regiment Stephen Crane
British Dictionary definitions for weather-wise

weather-wise

adjective
1.
skilful or experienced in predicting weather conditions
2.
skilful or experienced in predicting trends in public opinion, reactions, etc
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