[ weth-er-man ]
/ ˈwɛð ərˌmæn /

noun, plural weath·er·men.

a person who forecasts and reports the weather; meteorologist.
a weathercaster.

Origin of weatherman

First recorded in 1535–45; weather + man1

Usage note

See -man. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for weatherman (1 of 2)


/ (ˈwɛðəˌmæn) /

noun plural -men

a person who forecasts the weather, esp one who works in a meteorological office

British Dictionary definitions for weatherman (2 of 2)


/ (ˈwɛðəˌmæn) /

noun plural -men

US a member of a militant revolutionary group active in the US during the 1970s

Word Origin for Weatherman

C20: name adopted from a line in Bob Dylan's song ``Subterranean Homesick Blues'': "You don't need a weatherman To know which way the wind blows."
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Word Origin and History for weatherman



"one who observes the weather," 1901, from weather (n.) + man (n.).

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