blue norther

nounOklahoma and Texas.
  1. a cold north wind that brings rapidly falling temperatures.

Origin of blue norther

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Words Nearby blue norther Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use blue norther in a sentence

  • It was plain enough to my mind that a blue norther was breaking, with its swift drop in temperature and its possibly high wind.

    The Lady and the Pirate | Emerson Hough
  • It was now dark, with two miles to row in the teeth of a blue norther.

    Favorite Fish and Fishing | James Alexander Henshall