[ dwahy ]
/ dwaɪ /
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noun plural dwies.Newfoundland Dialect.
a gusty flurry or shower; a brief squall or storm accompanied by precipitation: the last dwies of winter;nothing more than a little rain dwy.
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Also dwigh, dwye.
Origin of dwy
Compare dialectal (Isle of Wight) dwyes “eddies” and (Wiltshire, Hampshire) twy “coastal squall”; further relations unclear
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Example sentences from the Web for dwy
Thmilakth thwore like a twooper; but nothing could thwop the thaithe till it wolled thlap down into a dwy dith.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds