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nor'wester

[ nawr-wes-ter ]
/ ˌnɔrˈwɛs tər /
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noun

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Origin of nor'wester

First recorded in 1695–1705; nor(th)wester
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British Dictionary definitions for nor'wester

nor'wester
/ (ˌnɔːˈwɛstə) /

noun

a less common name for sou'wester
a drink of strong liquor
a strong northwest wind
NZ a hot dry wind from the Southern Alps

Word Origin for nor'wester

C18 (in the sense: storm from the northwest): a contraction of northwester
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