[ weth-er-wahyz ]

  1. skillful in predicting weather.

  2. skillful in predicting reactions, opinions, etc.: weather-wise political experts.

Origin of weather-wise

First recorded in 1350–1400, weather-wise is from the late Middle English word wederwise.See weather, wise1

Words Nearby weather-wise Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use weather-wise in a sentence

  • "A noisy titmouse is Jack Frost's trumpeter" may be one of those few weather-wise proverbs with a grain of truth in them.

    Bird Neighbors | Neltje Blanchan
  • Cats, as well as hares, have the reputation of being weather wise; hence their association with witches or "wise women."

  • The old and grave-looking seamen shook their weather-wise heads as if foretelling a storm.

    Clotelle | William Wells Brown
  • The snow had ceased falling, but only one so weather-wise as the Maine-bred Clancy would have known that.

    Find the Woman | Arthur Somers Roche
  • The forethoughtful and weather-wise had run them round to the Creux and carried them through the tunnel into the roadway behind.

British Dictionary definitions for weather-wise


  1. skilful or experienced in predicting weather conditions

  2. skilful or experienced in predicting trends in public opinion, reactions, etc

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