noun, plural de·re·chos.

a widespread and severe windstorm that moves rapidly along a fairly straight path and is associated with bands of rapidly moving thunderstorms.

Origin of derecho

1885–90; < Spanish: straight < Old Spanish < Latin dīrēctus, dērēctus direct Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for derecho

from American Spanish derecho, from Old Spanish diestro, from Latin directus (see direct (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper