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Unknown. Compare English blizz (violent rainstorm), dialectal English bliz (violent blow).



blizzard (plural blizzards)

  1. A large snowstorm accompanied by strong winds and greatly reduced visibility caused by blowing snow.
  2. (figuratively) A large amount of paperwork.
  3. (figuratively) A large number of similar things.
    • 2013 June 22, “Snakes and ladders”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 76:
      Risk is everywhere. [] For each one there is a frighteningly precise measurement of just how likely it is to jump from the shadows and get you. “The Norm Chronicles” [] aims to help data-phobes find their way through this blizzard of risks.
    a blizzard of political ads


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blizzard (third-person singular simple present blizzards, present participle blizzarding, simple past and past participle blizzarded)

  1. (impersonal, of snow) To fall in windy conditions

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  1. ^ Garaeme Donald (2008) Fighting Talk General Military[1], ↑ISBN, page 49
  2. ^ Davy Crockett (1834) Davy Crockett Almanack[2]
  3. ^ Davy Crockett (1835) An Account of Col. Crockett's Tour to the North and Down East: In the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-four. His Object Being to Examine the Grand Manufacturing Establishments of the Country; and Also to Find Out the Condition of Its Literature and Morals, the Extent of Its Commerce, and the Practical Operation of "The Experiment", Davy Crockett[3], page 19
  4. ^ A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology, Volume 1[4], 1897, page 129
  5. ^ Joseph Jones (1843) Major Jones's Scenes in Georgia Volume 25 of American humorists series Foreign Book and Serial Vendors Directories[5], ↑ISBN, page 153
  6. ^ “Diabolical Outrage”, in Anti-slavery Bugle (in english), issue 52, Salem, Ohio: Executive Committee of the Western Anti-slavery Society, August 25, 1849, ISSN 2166-1863, page 3
  7. ^ “~Whig Candidate for Floater!~ To Your Tents, Oh! Israel!”, in Fayetteville Observer (in english), issue 1, Fayetteville, Tennessee: Alfred H. Berry, July 29, 1851, ISSN 2328-0956, page 3
  8. ^ “Pocketbook Found”, in Mongolia Mirror (in english), issue 122, Morgantown, Virginia: Simeon Siegfried, Sr., Novermber 5, 1853, ISSN 2374-2178, page 1
  9. ^ “Life in Egypt”, in Holms County Republican (in english), issue 13, Millsburg, Ohio: J. Caskey, November 15, 1860, ISSN 2166-5672, page 1
  10. ^ “Raftsman's Journal”, in Raftsman's Journal (in english), Clearfield Pennsylvania: Ben. Jones, September 21, 1870, ISSN 2330-846X
  11. ^ Craig M. Carver (1991) A History of English in Its own words[6], ↑ISBN, page 202
  12. ^ Joseph Wright (1898) The English Dialect Dictionary[7], ↑ISBN, page 303
  13. ^ Anne Baker (1854) Glossary of Northamptonshire words and phrases vol. 1[8], ↑ISBN, page 57
  14. ^ Angalina Parker (1876) A Glossary of Words Used in Oxfordshire[9], ↑ISBN, page 114
  15. ^ Barzillai Lowsley (1888) A Glossary of Berkshire Words and Phrases[10], ↑ISBN, page 80
  16. ^ G. F. Northall (1896) A Warwickshire Word-book[11], page 31



blizzard m (plural blizzards)

  1. blizzard